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  • After Words with Nicholas Lemann
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    After Words with Nicholas Lemann

    Interviewed by Herman Belz, Nicholas Lemann discussed his book Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In his book Mr. Lemann says that after the war ended, a second war over the question of rights went…

  • Supreme Court Nominations
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    Supreme Court Nominations

    Mr. Belz and Mr. Wermiel talked about Justice O’Connor’s resignation and the Supreme Court nominations process. Among the topics they addressed were past selection criteria, nomination…

  • Reconstruction The Civil War Amendments
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    Reconstruction: The Civil War Amendments

    In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Mr. Silverman described the six-part lecture series concerning the impact of the U.S. Civil War on the Constitution and on the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Blackmun introduced the…

  • Revolutionary Era
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    Revolutionary Era

    The guests talked about the political history of the early U.S. and responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.

  • Presidential Politics and Judicial Independence
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    Presidential Politics and Judicial Independence

    Professors Morgan and Tushnet talked about political influences in the court. Among the issues they addressed were the past patterns and present tendencies in executive nominations, Senate…

  • Washington Politics  An Historical Perspective
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    Washington Politics: An Historical Perspective

    The guests talked about today’s resignation of Russian President Boris Yeltsin and his probable successor Vladimir Putin. They also talked about the instability of the Russian economy. Then…

  • Washington Journal Montpelier
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    Washington Journal: Montpelier

    In the second of a three-part series, Montpelier, the home President Madison was profiled. In the first segment, Ms. Mullins talked about the history of Montpelier and provided a tour of several rooms in the house. In…

  • Race Slavery and the Constitution
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    Race, Slavery, and the Constitution

    The professors and Sen. Kennedy talked about issues of race in regard to the Constitution. The participants gave prepared remarks and then held a discussion of the issues. Following their…

  • Antebellum Constitutional Crises
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    Antebellum Constitutional Crises

    In an interview aired before the forum, Mr. 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 event occuring…

  • Blacks Women  Jews  the Constitution
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    Blacks, Women & Jews & the Constitution

    A panel discusses Robert Goldwin’s new book, Why Blacks, Women, and Jews Are Not Mentioned in the Constitution, and Other Unorthodox Views.

  • Liberty and Equality
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    Liberty and Equality

    This a session from the larger conference held by the American Enterprise Institute entitled “The Spirit of the Constitution.” The focus of this panel was liberty and equality. Part of the…