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  • Supreme Court Historical Society Annual Lecture Justice Clarence Thomas
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    Supreme Court Historical Society Annual Lecture: Justice Clarence Thomas

    Justice Clarence Thomas spoke at the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual lecture. He addressed a number of topics, including recent rumors that he would retire at the end of the…

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  • US Supreme Court During World War I
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    U.S. Supreme Court During World War I

    Author and Virginia Commonwealth University history professor emeritus Melvin Urofsky described the constitutional issues the Supreme Court faced during World War I. He was introduced by…

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  • US Supreme Court and Free Speech During World War I
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    U.S. Supreme Court and Free Speech During World War I

    University of Chicago law Professor Laura Weinrib talked about how the U.S. Supreme Court addressed free speech cases during World War I. She is the author of the book, The Taming of Free Speech:…

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  • World War I and the 1917 Selective Service Act
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    World War I and the 1917 Selective Service Act

    Christopher Capozzola, author of Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen, examines how the 1917 Selective Service Act affected men and women during…

    347 views
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall
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    Justice Thurgood Marshall

    Four prominent figures in American law including Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan recalled their experiences working as clerks for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. They discussed…

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  • Justice Robert H Jackson and Franklin D Roosevelt
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    Justice Robert H. Jackson and Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Professor John Q. Barrett examined the legal career of Robert H. Jackson and his relationship with Franklin D. Roosevelt. Appointed to the Supreme Court by President Roosevelt, Jackson also served as…

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  • Chief Justices John Jay and John Marshall
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    Chief Justices John Jay and John Marshall

    University of Virginia law professor Saikrishna Prakash lectured on John Jay and John Marshall, who each served as Chief Justice of the United States. In the early years of the republic, they…

    728 views
  • Life and Legacy of Chief Justice Warren Burger
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    Life and Legacy of Chief Justice Warren Burger

    Professor John Sexton talked about the life and legacy of Chief Justice of the United States Warren Burger. Mr. Sexton served as law clerk to Justice Burger in 1980-81.

    669 views
  • Constitutional Interpretation
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    Constitutional Interpretation

    Law professors Randy Barnett of Georgetown University and Richard Primus of the University of Michigan explored different interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. They are introduced by…

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  • James F Byrnes and Franklin Roosevelt
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    James F. Byrnes and Franklin Roosevelt

    University of Virginia politics professor Sidney Milkis lectures on James F. Byrnes, who served in the U.S. House and Senate, as a Supreme Court Justice and in the Franklin D. Roosevelt…

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  • Life and Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
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    Life and Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis

    Melvin Urofsky, author of Louis D. Brandeis: A Life, talked about the Supreme Court justice’s life, legal career, and legacy. This event was in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of his…

    730 views
  • emGideon v Wainwrightem and the Right to Counsel
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    Gideon v. Wainwright and the Right to Counsel

    Jurists and attorneys talked about Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 Supreme Court landmark case that ruled criminal defendants at the state level have a right to counsel. The panel also spoke…

    1,748 views
  • Justice Stephen Breyer Discusses the Supreme Court and Foreign Relations
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    Supreme Court and Foreign Relations

    Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about the influence of foreign relations on American national security and civil liberties. He spoke about cases featured in his book, The Court…

    1,274 views
  • emLochner v New Yorkem Supreme Court Case
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    Lochner v. New York Supreme Court Case

    The Supreme Court Historical Society hosts a discussion among authors and academics on the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York. In the decision, the Court ruled a New York law limiting the number of hours a baker…

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  • US Supreme Court 1873 Slaughterhouse Cases
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    U.S. Supreme Court 1873 Slaughterhouse Cases

    Professor Randy Barnett talked about the U.S. Supreme Court Slaughterhouse Cases. In the series of cases, the Supreme Court upheld a monopoly of slaughterhouses in New Orleans to protect…

    1,331 views
  • Influence of Chief Justice John Marshall
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    Influence of Chief Justice John Marshall

    Jeffrey Rosen spoke about on the influence of former Chief Justice John Marshall, who served from 1801-1835. Mr. Rosen talked about the ideological differences between Justice Marshall and…

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  • Bill of Rights 225th Anniversary
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    Bill of Rights 225th Anniversary

    Professor Colleen Sheehan talked about James Madison’s role in the creation of the Bill of Rights. December 15, 2016, marked the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights.

    529 views
  • SaccoVanzetti Murder Case
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    Sacco-Vanzetti Murder Case

    Law professor Brad Snyder talked about the controversy surrounding the 1920 Sacco-Vanzetti case in which Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian American anarchists, were charged…

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  • Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative
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    Comparing Approaches to Historical Narrative

    Cokie Roberts moderated a panel discussion entitled “Doing History: Comparing Approaches to the Historian’s Craft.” Participants included historical novelist Thomas Mallon, historical…

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  • Reconstruction Era Rights
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    Reconstruction Era Rights

    Professor Laura Edwards spoke about the differences between federal and local courts during the Reconstruction Era. The actions of these courts frequently conflicted with each other in…

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