Architecture OHM Podcast

What Trump Can Teach Us About Constitutional Law

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This has been one of the most illuminating podcasts I’ve heard on the subject of the Orange Hate-Monkey (OHM) and his near-daily flirtations with destroying everything we Americans hold dear. I have taken the time to create a tweet for each episode, putting the wordage on low heat and letting it simmer till it is reduced to its defining 280 characters. I present them here in all their minimalist glory.

I embarked upon this task because I knew I would be posting links to these podcasts, repeatedly. I wanted to be able to explain why the #MAGA, Misguided Appallingly Gullible Americans, were wrong about whatever lie their OHM had poured in their ears most recently. Most of these Tweets have come in handy more than once; so I figured, why not share them?

https://t.co/sEl5KdLahR “Why does the president have to listen to what the courts say?” @trumpconlaw for the #MAGA who still read my tweets.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 23, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/1-judicial-legitimacy …Or “Why does the president have to listen to what the courts say?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/pxDHbhdSAb “Even if a president has the constitutional power to fire someone, it doesn’t mean there aren’t political and legal consequences of the action.” @trumpconlaw for the #MAGA who still read my tweets.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 23, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/2-the-appointments-clause-and-removal-power …Or “Even if a president has the constitutional power to fire someone, it doesn’t mean there aren’t political and legal consequences of the action.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/UA7WLPxIu6 …Or “Can Trump pardon someone with a tweet?” @trumpconlaw for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 23, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/3-pardon-power …Or “Can Trump pardon someone with a tweet?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/FDhWRNEAV1 …Or “Trump threatened to withhold federal money from any place acting as a ‘sanctuary city.’ When it comes to the Spending Clause, how coercive is too coercive?” @trumpconlaw for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 23, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/4-the-spending-clause …Or “Trump threatened to withhold federal money from any place acting as a ‘sanctuary city’. When it comes to the Spending Clause, how coercive is too coercive?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/dC3mmBBYev …Or “President Trump claims he cannot be sued in civil court. The Supreme Court has something to say about this.” @trumpconlaw for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 23, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/5-presidential-immunity …Or “President Trump claims he cannot be sued in civil court. The Supreme Court has something to say about this.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/zVtUBELNZ1 …Or “There are two clauses that bar Presidents from accepting gifts from anyone without congressional approval, and no case law to back up an opinion. We have one anyway.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 23, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/6-the-emoluments-clauses …Or “There are two clauses that bar Presidents from accepting gifts from anyone without congressional approval, and no case law to backup an opinion. We have one anyway.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/jfVD0k33G7 …Or “Does the president have to wait until the Senate is in session to appoint important executive positions?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 26, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/7-recess-appointment-power …Or “Does the president have to wait until the Senate is in session to appoint important executive positions?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/amchJFPJ3n …Or “To build a wall, Trump is going to need to seize private land. The Constitution has something to say about that.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 26, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/8-the-takings-clause …Or “To build a wall, Trump is going to need to seize private land. The Constitution has something to say about that.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/EQkvQTEa6G …Or “There are limits on the kinds of laws Congress can pass, and the executive branch can choose how to enforce those laws. This means drug laws are about to be enforced very differently.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 26, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/9-commerce-clause …Or “There are limits on the kinds of laws Congress can pass, and the executive branch can choose how to enforce those laws. Drug laws, derived from the Commerce Clause, are about to be enforced very differently.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/pnQ14GPL3E …Or “Impeachment is the emergency measure written into the constitution itself. We talk about the procedure of impeachment and why it’s so hard to get done.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 26, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/10-impeachment …Or “Impeachment is the emergency measure written into the constitution itself. We talk about the procedure of impeachment and why it’s so hard to get done.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/gqgQwkv8Rs …Or “The President can’t declare war on Korea only Congress can, and Congress hasn’t used that power since 1941. So what about the biscuit and the football?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) January 31, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/11-war-powers …Or “The President can’t declare war on Korea only Congress can, and Congress hasn’t used that power since 1941. So what about the biscuit and the football?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/RSUUdlyN4O …Or “The US has a rich history of public dissent, a right guaranteed by the Constitution. But you’d be surprised that the Supreme Court has taken drastically different stands on this right.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) February 6, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/12-right-to-dissent …Or “The US has a rich history of public dissent, a right guaranteed by the Constitution. But you’d be surprised to learn that the Supreme Court has taken drastically different stands on this right.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/VZ9LWNJfIc …Or “Presidents don’t usually weigh in on criminal cases. The integrity of the criminal justice system requires that the executive not influence cases. But Trump can’t help himself.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) February 6, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/13-criminal-justice-and-the-potus …Or “Presidents don’t usually weigh in on criminal cases. The integrity of the criminal justice system requires that the executive not influence cases. But Trump can’t help himself.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/ZHDJj5IXIP …Or “Two Vice Presidents have been indicted with criminal charges while serving in office, but does the Constitution allow the prosecution of a President?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) February 9, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/14-prosecuting-a-president …Or “Two Vice Presidents have been indicted with criminal charges while serving in office, but does the Constitution allow the prosecution of a President?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/aSr0RBEV81 …Or “December 22, 2017, the day the world first saw the redesigned Presidential Challenge Coin. This episode might be just for people who obsess about coinage. Or maybe not.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) February 12, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/15-challenge-coin …Or “December 22, 2017, the day the world first saw the redesigned Presidential Challenge Coin. This episode might be just for people who obsess about coinage. Or maybe not.”  – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/tzYyj5h9U6 “Trump likes to threaten the press with libel lawsuits. What does the Constitution have to say about defamation and the press?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) February 14, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/16-defamation …or “Trump likes to threaten the press with libel lawsuits. What does the Constitution have to say about defamation and the press?”  – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/2kAhqIMhYh …Or “On the border the Fourth Amendment protections against searches and seizures don’t exist. President Trump likes it this way.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) March 1, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/17-the-fourth-amendment-and-the-border …Or “On the border the Fourth Amendment protections against searches and seizures don’t exist. President Trump likes it this way.”  – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/AUmceLx2Oo …Or “The Tenth Amendment limits the federal government’s control over the states, but the interpretation of that limit is always shifting.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) March 1, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/18-the-tenth-amendment …Or “The Tenth Amendment limits the federal government’s control over the states, but the interpretation of that limit is always shifting.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/SaPkmsftWt …or “The Russia investigation witch hunt and the fruit of the poisonous tree” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) March 1, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/19-the-poisonous-tree  …or “The Russia investigation witch hunt and the fruit of the poisonous tree” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/djIbtXdmLM …or “The Fourth Amendment includes the right to be secure from ‘unreasonable searches and seizure.’ Will teachers be like cops if they are empowered to carry guns in school?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) March 22, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/20-deadly-force …or “The Fourth Amendment includes the right to be secure from ‘unreasonable searches and seizure.’ Will teachers be like cops if they are empowered to carry guns in school?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/tQu6B8WhlK …or “When the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was raided by the FBI, Trump took twitter to express his concern. He wrote ‘Attorney-client privilege is dead!’ Is it?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) May 4, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/21-attorney-client-privilege …or “When the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was raided by the FBI, Trump took twitter to express his concern. He wrote “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” Let’s see if it is.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/T247mDKwS8 …or “The exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act almost make it violation proof. Trump suggesting ‘The Feds’ should police Chicago might be the perfect example of a potential violation.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) May 24, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/22-posse-comitatus …or “The exceptions to the Posse Comitatus Act almost make it violation proof. Trump suggesting ‘The Feds’ should police Chicago might be the perfect example of a potential violation.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/P5SBDO894A …or “Can Trump block people on Twitter? It turns out, the First Amendment has something to say about that.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) June 12, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/23-president-twitter-and-the-first-amendment …or “Can Trump block people on Twitter? It turns out, the First Amendment has something to say about that.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/Pf6vhHWjy4 …or “Are people who plead the fifth guilty? No. Here’s why.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) July 7, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/24-taking-the-fifth …or “Are people who plead the fifth guilty? No. Here’s why.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/UgsivIPIGi …or “Justice Kennedy was appointed by Reagan, why are liberals so concerned?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) July 7, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/25-justice-kennedy …or “Justice Kennedy was appointed by Reagan, why are liberals so concerned?” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/4Fn2iywoZo …or “Trump’s second SCOTUS pick has a people wondering about the future of Roe v. Wade. We look at the constitutional basis of the decision and the strange personal history of Roe.” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) August 20, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/26-roe …or “Trump’s second SCOTUS pick has people wondering about the future of Roe v. Wade. We look at the constitutional basis of the decision and the strange personal history of Roe.” – What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

https://t.co/qHYAhr1tcv …or “When Trump tweets just the single word Treason, is he using that word correctly? What does our federal Constitution say about treason and when does someone commit a treasonous act?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.

— ranthony (@ranthony) September 19, 2018

https://trumpconlaw.com/27-treason  …or “When Trump tweets just the single word Treason, is he using that word correctly? What does our federal Constitution say about treason and when does someone commit a treasonous act?” – @trumpconlaw – for any #MAGA out there. You know who you are.


Trumpconlaw is another podcast hosted by Roman Mars of 99% Invisible fame. I am currently working my way through that show’s archive. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever make it all the way through, but hope springs eternal. 99% Invisible is undoubtedly one of the best designed websites in existence. All of Roman Mars‘ podcasts and the podcasts that are presented through his distribution group, Radiotopia, are among the few podcasts out there that are easily shareable; easily shareable because the link to the hosting website is actually referenced in the feed address for the podcast you are listening to. I remain baffled as to why more podcasts do not design their feeds to be easily accessible in this way. In any case, give some of these podcasts a listen. It will take your mind off of the impending doom looming over the US today.

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