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    Erwin Griswold Book Prize Lecture on Nixon's Court

    Kevin McMahon, author of Nixon’s Court: His Challenge to Judicial Liberalism and Its Political Consequences, delivered the Erwin Griswold Book Prize Lecture in the U.S. Supreme Court…

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    Book Discussion on Breaking In

    Joan Biskupic talked about her book Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice. This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and…

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    Justice Sotomayor on Supreme Court and Constitutional Law

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her career as a prosecutor, district judge, appellate judge, and Supreme Court justice. She stressed the importance of relationships and public…

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    Forum with Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took questions from an audience of eighth, ninth, and tenth graders in Denver, Colorado. She discussed racial profiling and stereotypes, her…

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    Sonia Sotomayor Freedom to Write Lecture

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the 2013 PEN World Voices Festival Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture at Cooper Union in New York City. Following her remarks,…

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    Book Discussion on My Beloved World

    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about her autobiography, My Beloved World, in which she recounts her life from her childhood in the Bronx to her education at Princeton and Yale…

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    Reshaping the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about the nomination process for Supreme Court justices from Earl Warren through William Rehnquist. Panelists shared their personal experiences with the selection,…

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    Senator Arlen Specter Oral History Interview, Part 4

    In his 30 years representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter participated in the confirmation hearings of 14 U.S. Supreme Court nominees. Soon after leaving the Senate…

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    Book Discussion on FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

    James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. The author reports that Roosevelt’s New Deal…

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    Anita Hill Testimony 20 Years Later, Panel 3

    Panelists talked about lessons learned from Professor Anita Hill’s 1991 congressional hearing that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence had sexually harassed her with his use of…

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    Anita Hill Remarks

    Anita Hill gave the keynote address at a conference on the 20th anniversary of her testimony to a congressional committee. She alleged that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas…

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    Impact of Anita Hill Testimony

    Panelists talked about the impact of Anita Hill’s testimony at a 1991 Senate confirmation hearing that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her with his…

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    Anita Hill Testimony 20 Years Later

    Following opening remarks, panelists talked about what happened in the 1991 Senate confirmation hearing in which Professor Anita Hill testified that future Supreme Court Justice Clarence…

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    Conversation with Associate Justice Elena Kagan

    Justice Kagan spoke about life as a Supreme Court justice, cameras in the court room, and interpreting the law. She was interviewed by Elliot Gerson, former law clerk to former Supreme…

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    Book Discussion on The Confirmation

    Ralph Reed talked about his book The Confirmation (Fidelis, 2010), a novelization about a contentious battle to confirm a nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. He was interviewed at the…

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    Justice Kagan and Chief Justice Roberts Walk Down Steps

    Justice Elena Kagan was at the U.S. Supreme Court for a formal investiture as a Supreme Court justice. After the investiture she and Chief Justice John Roberts walked down the Supreme…

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    Presidential Remarks at Elena Kagan Reception

    President Obama spoke at a reception for Elena Kagan, who was confirmed to the Supreme Court the previous day. In his remarks, in reference to the Court for the first time having three…

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    Closing Remarks on Kagan Confirmation

    Prior to a vote on the confirmation of Elana Kagan as a Supreme Court justice, senators spoke for and against the nominee.

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    President Obama on Kagan Confirmation

    President Obama spoke about Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. By a vote of 63-37 the Senate approved her as the 112th Justice of the Supreme…

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    Open Phones on Elena Kagan Confirmation

    Telephone lines were open for comments on Senate confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.

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