Supreme Court Justices Kennedy, Ginsburg, Scalia, and O'Connor

Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and Sandra Day O’Connor were interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s… read more

Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia, and Sandra Day O’Connor were interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week. 

Justice Kennedy gave his impressions on the role of the Supreme Court, the process that the Justices follow in reaching a decision, and the importance of the building in which they do their work. Justice Kennedy was interviewed in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court. 

Justice Ginsburg gave a tour of her temporary chambers on the second floor of the Supreme Court building. During the tour, she talked about her career before coming to the court, her family, and her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia. She also showed her judicial robes and talked about the lighter side of life at the court.

Justice Scalia spoke about a number of topics, ranging from the role of the court, the job of a Supreme Court justice, the process that justices follow in reaching a decision, and his thoughts on the quality of the attorneys who come before the court for oral argument. He was interviewed in the East Conference Room at the Supreme Court.

Former Justice O’Connor talked about the role the Founding Fathers envisioned for the Supreme Court. She also talked about the judicial collars that female justices wear, the Robing Room, and oral argument. The interview took place in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court.

Interviews with Justices Sotomayor, Thomas, Breyer and Alito can be viewed and purchased in program 7537-1.

Interviews with Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Stevens can be viewed and purchased in program 7654-1. close

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

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 9, 2009

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