Public Interest & Social Justice Program

John Greabe

The Legal Impact: The Constitution and Democracy in Troubled Times

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Professor John Greabe discusses whether a textualist-originalist approach to constitutional interpretation actually serves democratic interests, as many of its proponents claim. Read More
John Greabe

The Legal Impact: Trump's Second Impeachment

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Professor John Greabe breaks down the latest article of impeachment brought against President Trump, actions that can prevent him from running for president in 2024, and the precedent for impeachment after someone is out of office. Read More
John Greabe

The 2020 Election Lawsuits

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Professor John Greabe dives into the lawsuits centered around the 2020 election, including cases filed by allies of President Trump, an original jurisdiction case filed in the Supreme Court against four other states by the State of Texas, and some historical context. Read More
John Greabe

Texas, California, and the ACA

Monday, November 23, 2020
Professor John Greabe breaks down Texas v. California, the most recent US Supreme Court Case against the Affordable Care Act Read More
John Greabe

Presidential Health and Succession

Friday, October 9, 2020
Professor John Greabe dives into presidential health and succession, especially in light of the age of the presidential candidates and Trump's recent COVID-19 diagnosis. Read More
Merrick Garland

A Conversation with Judge Merrick B. Garland

Friday, October 2, 2020
The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, together with Constitutionally Speaking and the Warren B. Rudman Center, recently presented “A Conversation with Judge Merrick B. Garland.” Maggie Goodlander, a Rudman Center advisory board member, adjunct professor of constitutional law at the UNH Law School, and former law clerk to Judge Garland, joined him in conversation. Read More
John Greabe

Greabe and Goodlander Discuss RBG’s life and legacy on NHPR’s The Exchange

Friday, October 2, 2020
UNH Constitutional law professors John Greabe and Maggie Goodlander recently appeared together on NHPR’s The Exchange to talk about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. They discussed her impact on the court, her early years in private practice, which paved the way for her appointment as the court’s second woman justice, and the political debate now unfolding to fill her seat. Read More
Rudman Center and NH Civics logos

William W. Treat Lecture Series to Focus on Civic Engagement

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education, in partnership with the Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, will present a four-part “William W. Treat Lecture” series this fall. These virtual civic-engagement events are free, but advance registration is required. Read More
Civics 603 Students at the NH Supreme Court

Inside Law Admissions: Civics 603

Thursday, July 16, 2020
UNH Franklin Pierce 3L Michael Fazi worked with local students in Civics 603, a program designed for middle to high-school students to learn about the Bill of Rights, the three branches of government, and civil discourse. He joins the show with Civics 603 Director Dina Michael Chaitowitz to discuss the program and their work this past year creating a workbook centered around the Masterpiece Cakeshop US Supreme Court case. Read More
Jo Egeland

Ohio Native Launches Career in Public Defense

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Ohio native and 2L Jo Egeland is turning her passion for criminology and sociology into a career as a public defender. Read More