America and the Courts

America and the Courts featured several events:

On Sunday September 14, former Solicitor General Charles Fried addressed a Hofstra… read more

America and the Courts featured several events:

On Sunday September 14, former Solicitor General Charles Fried addressed a Hofstra University conference on judicial ethics. Mr. Fried talked about his views on the subject, including the “aura” surrounding judges, and the differences between judicial ethics and the professional ethics of other occupations. In Mr. Fried’s view, the primary expectations of judges are that they know the law and render judgment according to the law. He strongly criticized judges who attempt to serve justice by twisting or ignoring the law. Following prepared remarks, he responded to questions from the audience.

Following Judge Fried, two short speeches by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist were shown.

On Wednesday September 17, Chief Justice Rehnquist spoke at the rededication of the National Archives rotunda. He stressed the important role of a strong and independent judiciary in protecting individual liberties. He also talked about a letter, written by William Howard Taft, which was placed in a time capsule in 1926. On Thursday December 11, the chief justice spoke at the dedication of the Udvar-Hazy Center at the National Air and Space Museum. Chief Justice Rehnquist, who served as chancellor of the Smithsonian Institution, talked about the new additions to the National Air and Space Museum and the value of the museum to America. close

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Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 27, 2003
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2003

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  • Dec 27, 2003 | 7:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2003 | 6:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
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