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Constitutional Soundbites: An Examination of Local, State, and Federal Law

April 16, 2018

As states move towards legalizing products that are federally illegal, David Shestokas examines the relationship between local, state, and federal law.

In this episode of The Heartland Institute’s Constitutional Soundbites series, David Shestokas, Chris Talgo and Lindsey Stroud discuss “Article VI: Debts, Oaths and the Supremacy Clause” from Shestokas’ book Constitutional Soundbites.  The repayment of foreign debts incurred during the War for Independence under the Articles of Confederation, the meaning and role of constitutional oaths for public officials, the meaning of the Supremacy Clause, and the relationship between local, state, and federal laws are all examined.

David Shestokas earned his B.A. in Political Science from Bradley University in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School, cum laude, in June of 1987. In 1986-87 he served on The John Marshall Law Review. @@shestokas
Chris Talgo is editor for The Heartland Institute
Lindsey Stroud joined The Heartland Institute in 2016 as a Government Relations Coordinator. In 2017, Lindsey was named State Government Relations Manager.