William Mercer, a lecturer in the Department of History, was recently interviewed for the PRX radio program Your Weekly Constitutional.
The program is broadcast on many public radio stations across the country, and aired in Knoxville on WUOT 2. The podcast is available online.
Many people have heard of historic cases such as Roe v. Wade, but one that many people aren’t aware of is is Barron v. Baltimore. This case dealt with a claim by a wharf owner that the City of Baltimore had harmed his business. Mercer tells the riveting story behind the case on Your Weekly Constitutional.