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    Tribute to William T. Coleman

    William T. Coleman was the first black law clerk in the U.S. Supreme Court. He clerked for Justice Felix Frankfurter, after which he worked for the NAACP. In 1995 he received the…

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    A Conversation with Judge Posner

    Mr. Pachter interviewed Judge Posner about his life and legal career. Judge Posner commented on changes in tort law, the balance between federal and state courts, criminal law and…

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    Reconstruction: The Civil War Amendments

    In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Mr. Silverman described the six-part lecture series concerning the impact of the U.S. Civil War on the Constitution and on the U.S. Supreme…

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    Supreme Court Docket 1861-1865

    Justice Thomas introduced Professor Hyman, who discussed the dynamics between the Supreme Court and the Civil War. He examined four main definitions of a civil war, the peripheral…

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    Justice Embattled

    Justice Kennedy introduced Professor Neely, who examined whether the Civil War shaped the judges or the judges shaped the war. He focused on a controversy between the federal…

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    Revisiting Chase's Jurisprudence

    Justice Souter introduced Professor White, who examined the work of the Supreme Court during Salmon Chase’s term as Chief Justice from 1864 to 1873. This work included amendments…

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    Lincoln and the Constitutional Convention

    In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Ms. Stiverson explained the connection between the Supreme Court and the Law Library of Congress. Justice O’Connor introduced a…

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    Antebellum Constitutional Crises

    In an interview aired before the forum, Mr. Pride described the six-part lecture series which will air over several months. This is the first time cameras have been allowed to…

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