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June 11, 2018

President Twitter and the First Amendment

by Elizabeth Joh

Can Trump block people on Twitter? It turns out, the First Amendment has something to say about that. Episode 23, "President Twitter and the First Amendment" of What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law podcast is now available.

More about What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law: Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straightforward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a fun and casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.