America and the Courts

America and the Courts featured oral arguments in the April 3 case of
SeaRiver Maritime Inc. v. Norman Mineta. The case centers on the… read more

America and the Courts featured oral arguments in the April 3 case of

SeaRiver Maritime Inc. v. Norman Mineta. The case centers on the right of the Exxon Valdez to return to Alaska’s Prince William Sound where 11 million gallons of crude oil spilled in 1989. Two years later Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act prohibiting any tanker that has spilled 1 million gallons of oil or more

from entering Prince William Sound. SeaRiver, a subsidiary of Exxon, argues

the law is unconstitutional. The case reached the 9th Circuit on appeal from

the U.S. District Court in Alaska. That court sided with the government and

upheld the law last July.

Also featured was Chief Justice Rehnquist’s May 12 commencement address at Marymount University. The ceremony was held at DAR Constitution Hall. close

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America and the Courts

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First Aired:
Jun 1, 2002
Last Aired:
Jun 2, 2002

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  • Jun 01, 2002 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 02, 2002 | 2:39am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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