U.S. History

"The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions"

Jay Wexler

About the Program

Jay Wexler, professor at the Boston University School of Law, examines the more obscure clauses of the U.S. Constitution, scattered amongst the better known amendments throughout the eight thousand word document.  These lesser referenced portions of the Constitution range from the weights and measure clause, Article I, Section 8 "The Congress shall have Power To....fix the Standard of Weights and Measures" to the title of nobility clauses, Article I, Section 10, "No State shall...grant any Title of Nobility."  Jay Wexler speaks at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts. 

About the Authors

Jay Wexler

Jay Wexler is the author of Holy Hullabaloos: A Road Trip to the Battlegrounds of the Church/State Wars.  He is a professor at the Boston University School of Law and is a former lawyer in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice.  Mr. Wexler's writing has appeared in several publications, including the Boston Globe and McSweeny's.  For more information, visit jaywex.com.


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"The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of Its Most Curious Provisions"

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  • Monday, January 30th at 7:15am (ET)
  • Monday, January 23rd at 1am (ET)
  • Sunday, January 22nd at 8:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, January 22nd at 3pm (ET)
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