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  • Chief Justice Interview on the Constitution
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    Chief Justice Interview on the Constitution

    Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the U.S. Constitution at the Supreme Court. He talked about his early interest in constitutional law, the role of the constitution in the operation…

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  • emCitizens United v Federal Election Commissionem Oral Argument
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    Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The case arose from a political documentary called Hillary: The Movie. The film’s producers lost a…

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  • emSalazar v Buonoem Oral Argument Reactions
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    Salazar v. Buono Oral Argument Reactions

    Following oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, representatives of both sides in the Salazar v. Buono case spoke to reporters outside the court. The case involved a long-standing cross…

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  • emSalazar v Buonoem Review
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    Salazar v. Buono Review

    SCOTUSblog Supreme Court Reporter Lyle Denniston reported by telephone about the oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Salazar v. Buono on Wednesday, October 7, 2009.…

    306 views
  • Justice Sotomayor and Chief Justice Roberts Walk Down Steps
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    Justice Sotomayor and Chief Justice Roberts Walk Down Steps

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor was at the U.S. Supreme Court for a formal investiture as a Supreme Court justice. After the investiture she and Chief Justice John Roberts walked down the Supreme…

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  • Sotomayor Supreme Court SwearingIn Ceremony
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    Sotomayor Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

    Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the 111th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the Judicial Oath in the East Conference Room at the…

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  • Challenge to Voting Rights Act of 1965 Oral Arguments
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    Challenge to Voting Rights Act of 1965 Oral Arguments

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder, docket number 08-322. At issue were provisions of the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act…

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  • emRicci v Destefanoem Oral Argument Reactions
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    Ricci v. Destefano Oral Argument Reactions

    Participants spoke to the press after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Ricci v. Destefano. The Court would decide if New Haven, Connecticut, city officials…

    567 views
  • emSafford Unified School District v Reddingem Reaction
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    Safford Unified School District v. Redding Reaction

    Slate Magazine senior editor Dahlia Lithwick talked about the case of Safford Unified School District v. Redding, on which the U.S. Supreme Court had just heard oral argument. The Court would…

    1,406 views
  • emCaperton v AT Massey Coal Companyem Reaction
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    Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company Reaction

    Participants spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in the case of Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company. Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson was…

    254 views
  • emCentennial Crisis  The Disputed Election of 1876em
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    Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist was interviewed at the U.S. Supreme Court about his book Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book is an…

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  • Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument
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    Voter Identification Supreme Court Case Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the cases of Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita about the validity of the law passed in 2005 by…

    545 views
  • Supreme Court Justice Perspective
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    Supreme Court Justice Perspective

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia talked with high school students about his life and career, the Constitution, and the operation of the Court. He responded to questions from the…

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  • emKennedy v Louisianaem Oral Argument
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    Kennedy v. Louisiana Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Kennedy v. Louisiana on the constitutionality of the death penalty for child rape. This program contained the audio recording released by the…

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  • America and the Courts Program
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    America and the Courts Program

    The Supreme Court began its new term on Monday, October 6, 2008. Footage was shown of those attending the Red Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle the previous day. The Mass is held…

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  • emDistrict of Columbia v Hellerem Oral Argument
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    District of Columbia v. Heller Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, docket number 07-290, in which a 1976 law was challenged that had the effect of banning handguns in the District of…

    9,701 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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  • emBaze v Reesem Oral Argument
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    Baze v. Rees Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Baze v. Rees, docket number 07-5439. The Court will decide if the lethal injection drugs used to execute prisoners on death row have such a high probability of…

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  • emBaze v Reesem Reactions
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    Baze v. Rees Reactions

    Participants spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in the case of Baze v. Rees. The Court will decide if lethal injections are “cruel and unusual…

    449 views
  • emBoumediene v Bushem and emAl Odah v USem
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    Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. U.S.

    Justices heard oral arguments in the cases of Boumediene v. Bush, docket number 06-1195, and Al Odah v. U.S. involving the rights of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the…

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