Supreme Court Audio Tapes Controversy

Professor Irons is the co-editor of a book and audio tapes of oral arguments of the U.S. Supreme Court called \f2May It Please the… read more

Professor Irons is the co-editor of a book and audio tapes of oral arguments of the U.S. Supreme Court called \f2May It Please the Court\fR, published by The New Press. The release of the tapes has been controversial. The Court released a statement indicating that it disapproved of the release and that Professor Irons had violated an agreement he signed when he reviewed and copied the audio tapes at the National Archives. In this interview, Professor Irons indicated that he disputed the position of the Court and believes that the tapes are in the public domain. He cited newspaper editorials to that effect and recounted an exchange with Chief Justice Rehnquist’s clerk that Irons reported as supportive of his project. close

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Supreme Court Audio Tapes Controversy

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Program ID:
50296-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 11, 1993
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 1993

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  • Sep 11, 1993 | 8:18pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 12, 1993 | 3:09am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 12, 1993 | 7:33am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 12, 1993 | 4:12pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 13, 1993 | 4:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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