America and the Courts

America and the Courts featured three events:
br/ 1. On December 2, attorney Jay Sekulow and his client Joshua Davey, defendant in Locke v.… read more

America and the Courts featured three events:

1. On December 2, attorney Jay Sekulow and his client Joshua Davey, defendant in Locke v. Davey talked with reporters outside the U.S. Supreme Court building following oral arguments in the case. In the case Joshua Davey sued the state of Washington for denying him a scholarship, to which he otherwise would have been entitled, if not for his decision to pursue a degree in theology. At issue was whether or not a Washington state constitutional ban on the use of public money for religious purposes had resulted in a violation of Mr. Davey’s First Amendment right to freely exercise his religion. Judge Starr told reporters that he had filed an amicus plea on behalf of Joshua Davey. On the other side of Locke v. Davey, Solicitor General Pierce, Mr. Lynn, Mr. Diament, and Mr. Mincberg talked about the separation of church and state argument.

2. On December 3, Allan Favish spoke with reporters following oral arguments in his case, Office of Independent Counsel v. Favish, in which Mr. Favish had filed for the release of death scene photos of former deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster under the Freedom of Information Act. At issue was whether or the rights of Mr. Favish and the public under the FOIA would supersede the privacy rights of Foster’s survivors, or vice versa.

3. On December 5, members of the U.S. Supreme Court posed for a formal group photograph. Video clips were also shown of each justice during the photo session. The last group photo was in 1994 when Justice Breyer joined the Court. This year’s photo may mark the first time the justices posed for an official group photograph without a change in membership. close

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America and the Courts

Program ID:
Public Affairs Event
Video Magazine
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 6, 2003
Last Aired:
Dec 7, 2003

Airing Details

  • Dec 06, 2003 | 6:57pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2003 | 2:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
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