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    Chief Justice John Marshall

    Following introductory remarks by Justice Clarence Thomas, Professor Herbert Alan Johnson discussed his new book titled, The Chief Justiceship of John Marshall, 1801-1835. He discussed the…

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    Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution

    After an introduction by Justice Souter, Professor Purcell discussed his book, Brandeis and the Progressive Constitution: Erie, the Judicial Power, and the Politics of the Federal Courts in…

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    Supreme Court in World War II

    This event sponsored by the SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY discussed the participation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson as chief U.S. prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials following…

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    History of the Supreme Court

    Chief Justice Rehnquist spoke about the history of the Supreme Court and the formative years under Justices Jay and Marshall. Among the issues he addressed were the confirmation process,…

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    New Deal Legislation Legality

    After being introduced by Justice David Souter, Professor David Currie spoke about the Supreme Court views on New Deal legislation initiated by the Franklin Roosevelt administration to deal…

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    Plessy v. Ferguson

    Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to the annual meeting of the Supreme Court Historical Society. In his remarks, he talked about the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case, in which the court created the notion of “separate but…

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    Supreme Court and Voting Rights

    Professor Kull talked about the U.S. Supreme Court at the turn of the century and how its rulings on voting rights and due process cases influenced race relations. This lecture is the second of six on…

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    Internment of Japanese-Americans

    The Supreme Court Historical Society hosted a discussion titled “The Supreme Court in World War II". This was the third of a six-part lecture series on "The Supreme Court in World War II.”

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    Reconstruction: The Civil War Amendments

    In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Supreme Court Historical Society President Leon Silverman, described the six-part lecture series concerning the impact of the U.S. Civil War on the…

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    Justice Embattled

    Justice Kennedy introduced Professor Neely, who examined whether the Civil War shaped the judges or the judges shaped the war. He focused on a controversy between the federal government and…

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    Supreme Court Architecture

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter hosted a discussion by Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Professor Paul Byard. He spoke about the life of Cass Gilbert, the architect of…

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    African-Americans in the 19th Century

    Solicitor General Waxman spoke about the experience of African-Americans in 19th century America during the Annual Meeting of Supreme Court Historical Society.

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    Free Speech and the Supreme Court

    Before he introduced Professor Douglas Laycock, Justice Steven Breyer spoke briefly on the low level of civic education for young people in the U.S. Professor Laycock talked about the “clear and…

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    Spouses of Supreme Court Justices

    Justice Ginsburg talked about the lives of some of the spouses of Supreme Court Justices. She used several portraits kept by the Supreme Court historical Society during the course of her…

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    African-American Rights After Brown

    Professor Rosenburg and others talked about civil rights and the Supreme Court after the Brown versus Board of Education decision.

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    Race, the Court and the Nation

    At this SUPREME COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES program John Hope Franklin, History Professor Emeritus,DUKE UNIVERSITY talked about the history of race relations, civil rights, and…

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    British Constitutional Changes

    Lord Irvine talked about British constitutional changes. The Lord Chancellor is the equivalent of the chief justice of the United States. Lord Irvine discussed the high value of respect for…

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    Supreme Court and Reconstruction Amendments

    Law Professor William Van Alstyne spoke about the Court’s interpretations of the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments and other legislative acts of Reconstruction until the Plessy v. Ferguson case in 1896. He…

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    Supreme Court During the New Deal

    Following introductory remarks by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Professor Leuchtenburg discussed judicial review during the New Deal Era. During this time President Franklin…

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    Independent Counsel Investigations

    American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion with counsel that had previously participated in investigations into government officials including former Watergate investigator Earl…

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