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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comment on the question: “Should Supreme Court justices have lifetime appointments?”

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    Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor was interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week. In her first television interview since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor talked about her first…

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    Supreme Court Case on Special Education Rights

    Carolyn Phenicie talked about the Supreme Court’s consideration of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which dealt with public school education standards for children with…

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    Supreme Court Justice Scalia

    Justice Antonin Scalia was part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week. He spoke about a number of topics, ranging from the role of the court, the job of a Supreme Court justice, the process that…

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    Supreme Court Vacancy and Donald Trump

    Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke about a variety of topics with veteran journalist Bill Press. She talked about the Supreme Court, the late Justice Antonin Scalia,…

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    Future of the Supreme Court

    Nan Aron and the Carrie Severino talked about how President-elect Trump could change the makeup of the Supreme Court and what to expect from the upcoming nomination and confirmation…

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    Adam Liptak on the Independence of Elected Judges

    Adam Liptak talked about whether elected judges can be independent, as well as the risk they will be swayed by their supporters' politics or the election process itself. He also previewed…

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    Politicization of the Supreme Court

    Author James Zirin talked about his book Supremely Partisan, in which he argues the Supreme Court has become increasingly partisan and that its selection of what he calls “politicized”…

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    Supreme Court Term Preview

    Supreme Court scholars Theodore Olson and Neal Katyal outlined the cases to watch in the 2016-17 Supreme Court term. Former Solicitor General Olson summarized redistricting and First…

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    Opening Day of New Supreme Court Term

    Lawrence Hurley previewed key upcoming cases in the new Supreme Court term. He also spoke about President Obama’s nominees to the court, as well as his legacy filling seats on lower federal…

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    Red Mass Departures

    Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were among those seen departing from the annual Red Mass held to mark the start of the U.S. Supreme Court term. The event brings together some of the…

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    The Politics of Freedom of Expression

    Professor Mark Richards talked about his book, The Politics of Freedom of Expression: The Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, about how the U.S. Supreme Court has approached and decided on…

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    Future of the Supreme Court

    Panelists talked about about the future of the Supreme Court and diversity in the judicial system, in light of the 2016 presidential election and the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.

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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…

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    Supreme Court Food Traditions

    Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor shared stories about the Supreme Court’s food traditions, including the justices' food preferences and topics of conversation at shared…

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    FDR and Chief Justice Hughes

    James Simon recounts the confrontations between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and United States Chief Justice Charles Evan Hughes. The author reports that Roosevelt’s New Deal proposals were…

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    White House Weekly Address

    Vice President Joe Biden and former federal Judge Timothy Lewis delivered the White House weekly address. They talked about President Obama’s nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin…

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    Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

    Sam Baker, staff correspondent for National Journal, spoke by phone about the Supreme Court ruling that struck down restrictions on Texas abortion providers.

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines open for viewer comments on the Supreme Court’s 5-3 previous-day ruling that struck down restrictions on Texas abortion providers. National…

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    Supreme Court Immigration Ruling

    Marielena Hincapie talked about the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Texas, which concerns President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. In November 2014 the…

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