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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer opinions about term limits for U.S. Supreme Court justices, divided between those in support and opposed. The question was inspired by the…

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    Book Discussion on Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate

    Justin Wedeking, co-author of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings in the U.S. Senate, talked about the claim that Supreme Court nominees have become more evasive in recent decades and that…

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    Book Discussion on Rights in the Balance

    Mark Scherer talked about the precedent set in the Supreme Court case Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart. In 1975, Erwin Simants murdered six members of the Kellie family in the rural…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Is Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts ‘the umpire-in-chief'?” The question was drawn from Chief…

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    U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Sights and Sounds

    Sights and sounds outside the U.S. Supreme Court were shown where people were awaiting rulings, possibly including the King v. Burwell case on federal health care subsidies and the…

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    Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court

    Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled…

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    Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer testified on the Supreme Court fiscal year 2016 budget and the federal judiciary system. By law, the judicial branch assembles its own…

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    Open Phones with Erwin Chemerinsky

    Erwin Chemerinsky, author of The Case Against the Supreme Court, talked about his book and responded to viewer questions and comments. He was interviewed at the 2015 Tucson Festival of…

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    Book Discussion on The Case Against the Supreme Court

    Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book, A Case Against the Supreme Court. He spoke at the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books, held on March 14-15 on the campus of the University of Arizona.…

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    Mike Huckabee Iowa Freedom Summit News Conference

    Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) spoke to reporters prior to his speech at the 2015 Iowa Freedom Summit held at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa. In regard to states passing…

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    Senator Rand Paul at Conservative Policy Summit

    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke about judicial restraint and activism. He noted conservatives' belief in judicial restraint but argued that the court should protect individual…

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    After Words with Damon Root

    Damon Root talked about his book Overruled: The Long War for Control of the Supreme Court, in which he explores the battle between those who believe the Supreme Court should engage in…

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    Book Discussion on The Case Against the Supreme Court

    Erwin Chemerinsky talked about his book The Case Against the Supreme Court, in which he argues that while Supreme Court justices have a reputation for being objective, evidence shows that…

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    Inside the Supreme Court

    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan talked about her career, her approach to law, and her experiences serving on the Supreme Court. She spoke about diversity and collegiality in the high…

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    Supreme Court and Religion

    Legal experts and journalists talked about the influence of faith and religion religion in the way U.S. Supreme Court justices review and decide cases. After a long history of…

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    Book Discussion on John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation

    Harlow Giles Under talked about his book, John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation, about the longest-serving chief justice in U.S. history and his influence on the judicial…

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    Chief Justice Roger Taney and the Civil War

    Timothy Huebner talked about Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and emancipation. Roger B. Taney served as chief justice of the United States from 1836 to his death in 1864 and delivered the…

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    Book Discussion on A Mere Machine

    Professor Anna Harvey talked about her book, A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy in which she looks at the influence of the U.S. House of Representatives on…

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    In Depth with Joan Biskupic

    Joan Biskupic talked about her life and her career covering the Supreme Court. She also responded to viewer questions and comments. Ms. Biskupic is the author of three…

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    Interview with Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O’Connor talked about her book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court. She was interviewed while at the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held by…

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