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    Supreme Court 2014 Term Preview

    A panel of U.S. Supreme Court observers, including attorneys who had argued before the court, discussed the 2014 term of the high court which would begin in October, and what cases were likely to be taken up by the nine justices. Topics included the dynamics of the court under Chief Justice Roberts. They also reflected on decisions issued in the most recent term.

    “The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term” was a Smithsonian Associates program held in the S. Dillon Ripley Center.

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    Filmmaker Ken Burns on The Roosevelts

    Ken Burns talked about his 14-hour, seven part PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. Geoff Ward, author of the companion book, also joined the discussion. Among other topics they discussed the reasons for their interest in the family, how the policies of Theodore Roosevelt connect to Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” domestic programs, and how the presidencies of both Roosevelts are germane to contemporary debate on the role of government.

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