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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Justice Blackmun's Seat

    Former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun spoke about the lives and careers of the eleven justices who preceded him in his seat on the Court since 1789. He focused on the careers of two…

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    Antebellum Constitutional Crises

    Supreme Court Historical Society Executive Director David Pride described the six-part lecture series which will air over several months. This is the first time cameras have been allowed to record an…

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    Supreme Court Docket 1861-1865

    Justice Clarence Thomas introduced Professor Harold Hyman, who discussed the dynamics between the Supreme Court and the Civil War. He examined four main definitions of a civil war, the peripheral nature of…

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    Revisiting Chase's Jurisprudence

    Associate Justice David Souter introduced University of Virginia Law Professor Edward White, who examined the work of the Supreme Court during Salmon Chase’s term as Chief Justice from 1864 to 1873. This work included…

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    Lincoln and the Constitutional Convention

    Keith Ann Stiverson, the Project Coordinator for the Supreme Court lecture series on the Civil War, talked about the collaboration between the Supreme Court and co-sponsor The Friends of the Law…

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