The Institute for Justice regularly records podcasts featuring interviews with IJ clients and attorneys. We discuss the principles we fight for, as we advance a rule of law under which individuals can control their destinies as free and responsible members of society. IJ also publishes an email roundup of the week’s doings in the U.S. Courts of Appeal called Short CircuitSubscribe today.

Bound By Oath

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution requires every judge to be “bound by Oath” to uphold “this Constitution.” But to understand if judges are following that oath, it’s important to ask, “What is in ‘this Constitution’?” Your host John Ross takes a deep dive into the Constitution’s text, history, and characters, and interviews historians, legal scholars, and the real people involved in historic and contemporary cases.

Short Circuit

The Supreme Court decides a few dozen cases every year; federal appellate courts decide thousands. So if you love constitutional law, the circuit courts are where it’s at. Join us as we break down some of the week’s most intriguing appellate decisions with a unique brand of insight, wit, and passion for judicial engagement and the rule of law.

Beyond the Brief

Hear about the cases, issues, and tactics advancing IJ’s fight for freedom—directly from the people on the front lines. Beyond the Brief explores the legal theories, strategies, and methods IJ uses to bring about real world change, expanding individual liberty and ending abuses of government power. Each episode gives listeners an in-depth, inside look at how—and why—we do what we do.

Short Circuit

Short Circuit 329 | Much Ado About Nothing

Is “perceived speech” protected by the First Amendment? That straightforward question goes in a very complicated direction when a truck driver is fired from his […]

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Bound By Oath

Public Purpose | Season 3, Ep. 8

In 2005, in the case of Kelo v. New London, the Supreme Court allowed officials to seize and raze an entire neighborhood of well-maintained homes […]

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Beyond the Brief

Former Felons Fight to Earn an Honest Living

We like to think of America as a land of opportunity and second chances. But what happens when a web of government restrictions prevents someone […]

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