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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, about the challenges facing the judiciary and the application…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on news of the day. Richard Lazarus spoke via video link about Chief Justice John Robert’s approach to opinion writing assignments and…

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    Reconstruction Era Rights

    Professor Laura Edwards spoke about the differences between federal and local courts during the Reconstruction Era. The actions of these courts frequently conflicted with each other in…

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    Book Discussion on Dissent and the Supreme Court

    Professor Melvin Urofsky, author of Dissent and the Supreme Court, examines the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the constitution through the ongoing public policy…

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    Clarence Thomas Oral History Interview

    Justice Clarence Thomas talked about his upbringing in the segregated South and his grandfather’s influence on his career. This interview was conducted by Julian Bond, co-director of…

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    Landmark Cases interview with Senator Patrick Leahy

    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about U.S. Supreme Court landmark decisions and their relevance today. He also discussed the relationship between…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Do you favor term limits for Supreme Court justices?”

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Has the Supreme Court become too political?” Lawrence Hurley, speaking by phone, talked…

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    Book Discussion on The Court and the World

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talks about his book, The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, at the National Constitution Center’s annual celebration…

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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 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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    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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    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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    Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court and the Constitution

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was interviewed by Pete Williams and responded to questions from students in the audience at the Washington Center for Internships and Academic…

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    Supreme Court Issues

    Law Professor Mark Tushnet reveiwed the Supreme Court’s key decisions in 2013. He also previewed the 2014 term, and discussed the intellectual battle between the conservative and…

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