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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued the impeachment trial of President Clinton with closing arguments by House managers. In often impassioned speeches managers urged the Senate to remove the…

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    President George W. Bush 2005 Inaugural Ceremony

    President George W. Bush was sworn in to a second term of office at the West Front of the Capitol. After an invocation, House Speaker Dennis Hastert administered the oath to Vice…

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    President Clinton 1993 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Clinton addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his remarks, the president called for Americans to assume greater…

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    Bush v. Gore Oral Arguments

    Justices heard arguments in the case of Bush v. Gore regarding the manual recount of “undervote” ballots ordered by the Florida Supreme Court. Among the concerns of the…

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    President George H. W. Bush 1989 Inauguration

    George Bush was sworn in as the nation’s 41st president at 12:00 noon on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor administered the vice-presidential…

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    President Clinton 1997 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Clinton addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his remarks, he talked broadly about his goals for the nation over…

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    Planned Parenthood v. Casey Oral Argument

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey. Robert P. Casey was the governor of Pennsylvania. Ernest Preate argued the cause for…

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    Trial of Richard III

    A celebrity panel of justices and law professors heard testimony concerning whether King Richard III murdered or conspired to murder his two nephews, Edward and Richard, in 1483.…

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    Book Discussion on Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments

    Chief Justice Rehnquist described a little history of the U.S. Supreme Court in his book, Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson,…

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    The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court

    Professor Arkes discussed the Four Horsemen, four conservative justices on the Court during the 1930s who tried to block many of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. He…

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    Hamdi v. Rumsfeld Oral Arguments

    Attorneys presented oral arguments in the case of Hamdi v. Rumsfeld which focused on the detention of American citizens captured in hostilities overseas and classified an enemy…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate continued the impeachment trial of President Clinton with closing arguments by the president’s defense team. Mr. Ruff argued that the case against the president…

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist Funeral Events

    Events surrounding the funeral of Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist were shown. Chief Justice Rehnquist’s casket remained in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court for…

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    Supreme Court Oaths

    President Ronald Reagan spoke after Justice William Rehnquist was sworn in as Chief Justice and Antonin Scalia was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice.

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    Webster v. Reproductive Health Services Oral Arguments

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Then Missouri Attorney General William Webster argued the case for the respondents. Frank…

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    Justice Thurgood Marshall Memorial Service

    Several Washington officials spoke at the memorial service for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The speakers lauded Justice Marshall’s pioneering work for civil…

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    Chief Justice Taney Career

    Professor O’Hara lectured about the life and career of Chief Justice Roger Taney, who was nominated to the position by President Jackson and served for 28 years, 1836-1864. Chief…

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    Challenges Facing American Courts

    Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist spoke to an audience attending a judicial conference on the future for the federal courts. Issues raised in his remarks included the current and…

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    NCAA v. Smith

    Supreme Court nominee John Roberts argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court. This is his Supreme Court oral argument in a case NCAA v. Smith, which he argued January 20, 1999. John…

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    America and the Courts

    America and the Courts featured two presentations by Chief Justice William Rehnquist. The first was a speech on judicial independence from March 21st at the University of Richmond in…

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