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    Memorial Service for Former Senator Warren Rudman

    Current and former congressional leaders paid tribute to former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman who died November 19, 2012, at the age of 82. Senator Rudman was best remembered as a…

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    U.S. Constitution, Politics and Civic Discourse

    Former Justice David Souter moderated a panel on the U.S. Constitution and its role in shaping civil society. Among the issues they addressed were the state of political discourse,…

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    The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court, 2010 Edition

    The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court takes an unprecedented look into the Supreme Court, its role, traditions and history of the Court featuring interviews with all the…

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    Educating the Public

    Former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter talked about the importance of civic education to a democratic society with Linda Greenhouse. Topics included…

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    The Supreme Court: Home to America's Highest Court, 2009 Edition

    The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court takes an unprecedented look into the Supreme Court, its role, traditions and history of the Court featuring interviews with all the…

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    Former Justice Souter on the Constitution

    Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter spoke at a Constitution Day celebration at his alma mater, Harvard University. He talked about the document’s modern day relevance, his…

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    Challenge to Voting Rights Act of 1965 Oral Arguments

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder. At issue were provisions of the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act which…

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    America and the Courts

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter talked about how history explains why current judges see the facts of court cases differently from their predecessors. Following Justice…

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    The Humanities in a Civil Society

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter talked about how history explains why current judges see the facts of court cases differently from their predecessors. Following Justice…

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    Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the cases of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita about the validity of the law passed in 2005 by…

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    Kennedy v. Louisiana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Kennedy v. Louisiana on the constitutionality of the death penalty for child rape. br/ This program contained the audio recording…

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    District of Columbia v. Heller Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, in which a 1976 law was challenged that had the effect of banning handguns in the District of…

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    Baze v. Rees Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Baze v. Rees. The Court will decide if the lethal injection drugs used to execute prisoners on death row have such a high probability of inflicting…

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    Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. U.S.

    Justices heard oral arguments in the cases of Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. U.S. involving the rights of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the detainee’s…

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    My Grandfather's Son Book Party

    A reception to mark the publication of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' memoir, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir, published by Harper, was held by radio host and columnist…

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    Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education. Plaintiff, Crystal Meredith, son’s Louisville, Kentucky, school district…

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    Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1. The Seattle School Board adopted a plan to assign…

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    Supreme Court Partial Birth Abortion Ban Oral Arguments

    Justices heard oral arguments on two cases involving partial birth abortions. At 10 a.m. the justices heard arguments in Gonzales v. Carhart, et al.. At 11 a.m., they heard Gonzales v.…

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    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Oral Argument

    Government and plaintiff attorneys presented oral arguments in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld on the constitutionality of using military commissions to try al-Qaida members accused of war…

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    Stenberg v. Carhart Oral Arguments

    Oral Arguments were heard in the U.S. Supreme Court case Stenberg v. Carhart. Nebraska Attorney General Donald Stenberg and Simon Heller, who represented Dr. Leroy Carhart, argued…

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