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  • emAbbott v Perezem Oral Argument
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    Abbott v. Perez Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Abbott v. Perez, a consolidated case concerning redistricting in Texas. This case dates o 2011 when the state House and congressional districts were…

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  • Origins of Fourteenth Amendment
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    Origins of Fourteenth Amendment

    Clemson University history professor Orville Vernon Burton talked about the origins of the 14th Amendment, and why it was essential and necessary to ratify after the South’s defeat in the…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emRegents of the University of California v Bakkeem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Regents of the University of California v. Bakke

    Neal Katyal and Randy Barnett talked about the Supreme Court’s 1978 decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. The landmark case concerns a medical school applicant who claimed he was rejected…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGregg v Georgiaem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gregg v. Georgia

    Carol Steiker and Kent Scheidegger talked about the Supreme Court’s 1976 decision in Gregg v. Georgia, the landmark case concerning Troy Leon Gregg, a convicted armed robber and murderer who challenged his…

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  • Reaction to the Bakke Decision at University of California Davis Medical School
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    Reaction to the Bakke Decision at University of California, Davis Medical School

    Administrators and students reacted to the Supreme Court decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, which upheld the concept of affirmative action but struck down the use…

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  • emSurvival of the Veiled Face The Constitutionality of Abortionem
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    Survival of the Veiled Face: The Constitutionality of Abortion

    Survival of the Veiled Face: The Constitutionality of Abortion was the first-prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Kiera Lamb, Uma Fox, and Kiah Beachler, eighth…

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  • emThe Equal Protection Clause Creating a More Perfect Unionem
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    The Equal Protection Clause: Creating a More Perfect Union

    The Equal Protection Clause: Creating a More Perfect Union was one of the second-prize high school east winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Mia and Ava Lazar, students at Blacksburg…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emPlessy v Fergusonem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

    Law Professors Ted Shaw and Michael Klarman talked about the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which came about after Homer Plessy, an African American man, was arrested in New Orleans for taking a seat reserved…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emYick Wo v Hopkinsem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Yick Wo v. Hopkins

    Professors Mae Ngai and Josh Blackman talked about the 1886 Supreme Court decision in Yick Wo v. Hopkins, a case in which a Chinese laundry owner challenged a discriminatory city ordinance. The…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case Civil Rights Cases of 1883
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Civil Rights Cases of 1883

    Howard Law School Dean Danielle Holley-Walker and U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow talked about Civil Rights Cases (1883). In the group of five consolidated cases, the Supreme Court…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emLochner v New Yorkem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Lochner v. New York

    Randy Barnett and Paul Kens talked about the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York in which the court voted 5-4 to strike down a state law restricting the number of hours that a baker could…

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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…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emSlaughterhouse Casesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case, Slaughterhouse Cases

    Paul Clement and Michael Ross talked about the 1873 Supreme Court ruling on the Slaughterhouse Cases, in which the court declined 5-4 to broadly apply the Fourteenth Amendment when New Orleans butchers…

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  • emTrinity Lutheran Church v Pauleyem Oral Argument
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    Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, a case testing the bounds of separation of church and state. Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia in Missouri owns and operates a preschool…

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  • emMcCrory v Harrisem Oral Argument
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    McCrory v. Harris Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in McCrory v. Harris, a racial gerrymandering case concerning two North Carolina congressional districts. Black voters in those districts sued, arguing that the…

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  • emBethuneHill v Virginia State Board of Electionsem Oral Argument
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    Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Board of Elections, a racial gerrymandering case examining how race can be taken into consideration when states draw district maps. In 2011,…

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  • Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment
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    Punishment for Secession and the 14th Amendment

    William Blair talked about how the 14th Amendment was used after the Civil War to punish former rebels for secession. He described how the different sections of the amendment applied to…

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  • emEvenwel v Abbottem Oral Argument
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    Evenwel v. Abbott Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Evenwel v. Abbott, docket number 14-940, on the concept of “one person, one vote” and whether states could consider total population or the…

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  • Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program in emFisher v University of Texas at Austinem Audio
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    Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, docket number 14-981. The case concerns the consideration of race as a factor in the undergraduate…

    2,624 views
  • Reconstruction Amendments and the Federal Judiciary
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    Reconstruction Amendments and the Federal Judiciary

    Judges talked about the impact of the Reconstruction Amendments on both legal history and their personal careers in the federal judiciary. They spoke about examples from desegregation and…

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