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  • William F Buckley Jr Interview
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    William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He talked about the history of…

  • Justice Profile  William Rehnquist
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    Justice Profile: William Rehnquist

    Guests discussed the tenure of Chief Justice Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court, his outside interests and other biographical information. Video clips of interviews and speeches were also…

  • Television and the Judicial System
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    Television and the Judicial System

    Panelists spoke to students about the impact of television cameras in the courtroom. They also talked about potential coverage of future Supreme Court proceedings. Following their remarks…

  • Writings of Kirk and Buckley
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    Writings of Kirk and Buckley

    Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the U.S. through the life and writings of Russell Kirk and William…

  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    America and the Courts has two parts. Assistant Attorney General Dinh talks about the federal judicial selection process and the role of the Department of Justice in filling judicial vacancies. One of…

  • Supreme Court Justices Postage Stamps
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    Supreme Court Justices Postage Stamps

    Mr. Ziehl talked about Supreme Court Justices that have appeared on U.S. postage stamps.

  • Cameras in Federal Courtrooms
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    Cameras in Federal Courtrooms

    Participants debated whether cameras should be allowed in federal courtrooms, including the trial of suspected September 11 conspirator Zacharias Moussabi. They responded to audience…

  • Writings of Theodore Dreiser
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    Writings of Theodore Dreiser

    Guests examined the history of the Progressive Era, the publishing industry, and social reform through the writings of Theodore Dreiser. He wrote several works including Sister Carrie and a…

  • 20012002  Supreme Court Term Preview
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    2001-2002 Supreme Court Term Preview

    Ms. Coyle and Mr. Savage talked about the number and types of cases to be considered by the Supreme Court in the coming term.

  • emAmericas Imperial Burdenem
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    America's Imperial Burden

    Ernest Lefever discussed his book America’s Imperial Burden: Is the Past Prologue?, published by Westview Press. Mr. Lefever talked about America’s responsibility as a world power, commenting on America’s…

  • US Supreme Court Tour
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    U.S. Supreme Court Tour

    Ms. Yarborough conducted a tour of the U.S. Supreme Court building, including the Courtroom, the Upper Great Hall, the East Conference Room and a courtyard. She also talked about the…

  • Application of Economic Analysis to the Law
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    Application of Economic Analysis to the Law

    Mr. Friedman talks about his book, Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters, published by Princeton University Press. The book explains basic rules of economics and…

  • emThe Consolations of Philosophyem
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    The Consolations of Philosophy

    Mr. de Botton discussed his book The Consolations of Philosophy, published by Pantheon Books. Drawing on the lives and works of Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, and…

  • The Presidency and the Future of the Supreme Court
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    The Presidency and the Future of the Supreme Court

    Following excerpts of campaign speeches by candidates talking about future Supreme Court appointments, participants talked about how the next president could influence the Supreme Court.…

  • emThe Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aureliusem
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    The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius

    Mr. Forstater talked about his book The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius, published by Harper Collins. He explained Marcus Aurelius’s philosophy, Stoicism, and also described his…

  • Presidential Campaign Songs
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    Presidential Campaign Songs

    Mr. Brand talked about his recently released compact disc of campaign songs and the history and importance of these songs. During the program he sang a number of campaign songs.

  • Kevin Thomas v Anchorage Equal Rights Commission
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    Kevin Thomas v. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission

    The Ninth Circuit Court heard a case on whether enforcement of Alaska housing laws prohibiting apartment owners from refusing to rent to unmarried couple infringes on Christian landlord’s…

  • Publishing
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    Mr. Ellis described the types of books in which his corporation specializes. He also talked about the history of the Wiley family and the future of the publishing business.

  • Metcalf v Daley
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    Metcalf v. Daley

    The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case of Metcalf v. Daley, which challenges a federal government decision to allow the Makah Indian tribe to hunt gray…

  • emProximity to Deathem
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    Proximity to Death

    Mr. McFeely talked about his book, Proximity to Death, published by W.W. Norton & Company. He focused on his participation as an expert witness in a murder trial. The author, a Civil War…

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