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  • Justice Kennedy Opinions on Abortion and Gay Rights
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    Justice Kennedy Opinions on Abortion and Gay Rights

    Legal experts examined former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinions on abortion and gay rights at a conference on his impact and legacy. Justice Kennedy retired from the court in…

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  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Oral History
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    Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Oral History

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    Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the nation’s first African American Supreme Court Associate Justice on October 2, 1967. A 1969 oral history interview with Justice Marshall conducted for the LBJ Presidential…

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  • Supreme Court Issues
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    Supreme Court Issues

    Law Professor Mark Tushnet reveiwed the Supreme Court’s key decisions in 2013. He also previewed the 2014 term, and discussed the intellectual battle between the conservative and liberal…

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  • After Words with Mark Tushnet
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    After Words with Mark Tushnet

    Legal scholar Mark Tushnet talked about his book, In the Balance: Politics in the Roberts Court, in which he explores the opening years of the Roberts Court. He argued that decisions have…

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    David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican

    Professor Yarbrough talked about his book David Hackett Souter: Traditional Republican on the Rehnquist Court, published by Oxford University Press. Following his remarks, he participated in a panel…

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  • Discussion of emHamdan v Rumsfeldem
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    Discussion of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

    Panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which was handed down the previous day. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Salim…

    285 views
  • Alito Supreme Court Nomination
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    Alito Supreme Court Nomination

    Professor Tushnet talked about the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito, Jr. He spoke about the usefulness of the confirmation process itself. The guest…

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    A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court

    Mr. Tushnet talked about his book A Court Divided: The Rehnquist Court and the Future of Constitutional Law, published by W. W. Norton and Company. Justice Rehnquist has served on the Supreme…

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  • Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    Participants talked about the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the Supreme Court, his potential impact on the coming term fs court docket, and the future direction of Constitutional law.…

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  • Roberts Supreme Court Nomination
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    Roberts Supreme Court Nomination

    Panelists spoke about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge John and the judicial confirmation process. They focused on lines of inquiry expected at confirmation hearings, the proper role…

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  • Supreme Court Watch
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    Supreme Court Watch

    Professor Tushnet spoke about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge John Roberts. He discussed judicial activism and how it is a term of abuse used when you disagree with someone.…

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  • Constitutional Issues
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    Constitutional Issues

    Judge Martin and others addressed the national convention of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy on the topic, “Law or Politics: Is There a Progressive Constitution?” Legal…

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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…

    997 views
  • First Amendment  Free Speech
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    First Amendment: Free Speech

    Professor Tushnet discussed the historical and social importance of the Free Speech Clause in the First Amendment. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. This…

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  • Reaction to Justice White Retirement
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    Reaction to Justice White Retirement

    The guests discussed the retirement of Associate Justice Byron White. They also reviewed his career, his influence on the Supreme Court, and his legacy to the American legal system.

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  • Supreme Court and the Press
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    Supreme Court and the Press

    Mr. Tushnet spoke about First Amendment rights cases and freedom of the press. This segment is part of a series of programs dealing with Supreme Court issues. He responded to audience…

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  • Supreme Court Term Preview
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    Supreme Court Term Preview

    Law professors analyzed cases scheduled to come before the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2001-2002 term. Solicitor General Waxman is a visiting law professor at Georgetown University. After…

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  • Nomination and Confirmation Process
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    Nomination and Confirmation Process

    Witnesses testified about the confirmation process and whether judicial nominees needed to affirmatively demonstrate they merit lifetime appointments to the federal bench, or whether the Senate…

    346 views
  • Open Phones Bush v Gore Oral Arguments Reaction
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    Open Phones: Bush v. Gore Oral Arguments Reaction

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  • 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…

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