Rob Natelson, recognized national expert on the framing and adoption of the United States Constitution, and Professor of Constitutional Law, Legal History, and Advanced Constitutional Law at the University of Montana School of LawÂ talks about how the Supreme Court allowed the Federal Government in the late 1930s to drastically change the way the US Constitution is interpreted, how the Court initially tried to hold a line against FDRs expansion of power but changed position even before the infamous court-packing scheme, how the Commerce and Taxing powers were almost turned upside down, Â the Necessary and Proper clause and incidental powers, the false claim that the Supreme Court is conservative, how bad precedent leads to more bad court rulings, state elections as critical for Constitutional activists, and more.
Editor’s Note:Â Professor Natelson notes one error in the podcast: Â He should have given Justice Breyerâ€™s first name as “Stephen.”
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