American Experience: Democracy and the Court

Justice Breyer discussed democracy and the Supreme Court with Professor Rosen. He talked about the recent U.S. Supreme Court term and… read more

Justice Breyer discussed democracy and the Supreme Court with Professor Rosen. He talked about the recent U.S. Supreme Court term and his dissent in the school integration cases. Topics included the meaning of the Constitution, procedures within the Supreme Court, teaching civics, protecting human liberty, integration, and school choice. After their conversation Justice Breyer responded to audience members' questions.

On June 28th the Supreme Court issued a decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 and Meredith v. Jefferson County (KY) Board of Education. Justice Breyer wrote a dissenting opinion.

Jeffrey Rosen also is the legal affairs editor at The New Republic. He wrote, The Supreme Court: Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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American Experience: Democracy and the Court

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Aspen, Colorado, United States
First Aired:
Jul 21, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 24, 2007

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  • Jul 21, 2007 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 23, 2007 | 10:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 24, 2007 | 1:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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