The Eight Amendment’s prohibitions on excessive fines and bail, and on cruel or unusual punishments.
Luke and Jay dig into the peculiar American institution of the civil jury: recruiting your fellow citizens to decide disputes over everything from a cow to a global corporation.
Jay and Luke take you through the parts of the Sixth Amendment, from speedy and public trials, to the subpoena power.
Jay and Luke talk about the second half of the Fifth Amendment, which means digging into the right against self-incrimination, the guarantee of due process of law, and finally the ...
Luke and Jay talk about the first half of the Fifth Amendment. What’s so grand about a Grand Jury? Where does it come from and why do we still use ...
Jay and Luke take a step back before diving into the jury amendments.
The Fourth Amendment was originally written to protect republican citizenship, up to and including the activities of a revolutionary citizenry.
Jay and Luke dig into the most successful, and therefore least controversial, of the the ten amendments that make up the Bill of Rights: the prohibition on quartering soldiers.
The Second Amendment: Where did it come from, what did it mean, how was it implemented, and does it still make sense?
How Congress curtailed Madison’s original protections for free speech and a free press, while taking a look at what these freedoms meant as a practical matter to the founding ...