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  • emUnited States v Nixonem Oral Argument
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    United States v. Nixon Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Nixon concerned the executive privilege of the president regarding his unwillingness to voluntarily turn over tape recordings of several…

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  • Justice Blackmun on emRoe v Wadeem
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    Justice Blackmun on Roe v. Wade

    On June 20, 1995 Justice Blackmun. He spoke exclusively about his 1973 majority opinion, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. This session was recorded without an interviewer. On…

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  • Justice Blackmuns Oral History Interview
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    Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interview

    On April 24, 1995 Justice Blackmun and Professor Koh talked about the justice’s work habits, Vietnam, the deaths of Justices Hugo Black and John Marshall Harlan, the appointments to the…

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  • On Being Named to the Supreme Court
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    On Being Named to the Supreme Court

    On January 17, 1995, Justice Harry Blackmun talked about being named to the Supreme Court in 1970, his impressions of President Richard Nixon, who appointed him, and his confirmation hearings…

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  • Justice Blackmuns Oral History Interviews
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    Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interviews

    On Thursday, March 4, 2004, the Library of Congress unsealed the papers of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun on the fifth anniversary of his death. The collection included 38 hours of…

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  • Justice Blackmuns Oral History Interview
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    Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interview

    On June 2, 1995 Justice Blackmun and then-Professor Koh talked about the death penalty - which Justice Blackmun turned against toward the end of his tenure on the Court - an obscenity case,…

    176 views
  • emRoe v Wadeem 1972 Oral Arguments
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    Roe v. Wade 1972 Oral Arguments

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, in Roe vs. Wade made laws outlawing a woman’s right to abortion unconstitutional. Sarah Weddington and Robert Flowers argued the case of a Texas woman who sued the…

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  • emPlanned Parenthood v Caseyem Oral Argument
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    Planned Parenthood v. Casey Oral Argument

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey. Robert P. Casey was the governor of Pennsylvania. Ernest Preate argued the cause for the…

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  • emWebster v Reproductive Health Servicesem Oral Arguments
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    Webster v. Reproductive Health Services Oral Arguments

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Then Missouri Attorney General William Webster argued the case for the respondents. Frank Susman argued the case for the…

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  • emRoe v Wadeem 1971 Oral Argument
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    Roe v. Wade 1971 Oral Argument

    Attorneys presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark abortion case Roe. v. Wade. Sarah Weddington argued for Roe, the pseudonym for a Texas woman who sought to…

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  • Chief Justice Burger Retrospective
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    Chief Justice Burger Retrospective

    Warren Burger served as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, during the terms of four presidents. He died in June 1995. In an overview of his life and career, a clip…

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  • America and the Courts
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    America and the Courts

    As part of an oral history project conducted as he retired, Justice Blackmun conducted a tour of his chambers on July 7, 1994 and spoke about his experiences on the court. Mr. Archer talked…

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  • Justice Blackmuns Oral History Interviews
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    Justice Blackmun's Oral History Interviews

    Two hours from the first interview on September 9, 1994 is shown from “A Portion of His Oral History conducted with Justice Blackmun by Yale Professor Harold Koh.” In this segment Justice Blackmun…

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  • Justice Blackmun Retrospective
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    Justice Blackmun Retrospective

    Portions of speeches and interviews with the late Justice Blackmun were shown, including his 1994 press conference announcing his retirement and a 1992 speech in which he read some of the…

    93 views
  • 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…

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  • Justice Blackmun Memorial Highlights
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    Justice Blackmun Memorial Highlights

    Highlights from ceremonies marking the death of Justice Blackmun were shown, including portions of his lying in repose in the Great Hall of the U.S. Supreme and of his memorial service…

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  • Justice Blackmun Memorial Service
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    Justice Blackmun Memorial Service

    Family and associates paid tribute to the life and career of Justice Blackmun. Former colleagues and employees focused on his record on the Supreme Court and the legacy he left behind…

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  • Justice Blackmun Lying in Repose
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    Justice Blackmun Lying in Repose

    Justice Blackmun’s casket was carried up the steps of the Supreme Court building where the nine sitting justices stood. After he was brought inside he lay in repose in the great hall of the…

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  • Justice Harry Blackmun 19081999
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    Justice Harry Blackmun, 1908-1999

    On the occasion of Justice Blackmun’s death, clips of some of his speeches and appearances were shown. Justice Blackmun was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1970 by President Nixon.…

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  • LSU Commencement Address
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    L.S.U. Commencement Address

    Justice Blackmun spoke at the commencement of Louisiana State University School of Law concerning the need for diligence, hard work, and charity in their law careers. Justice Blackmun…

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