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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emTinker v Des Moinesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Tinker v. Des Moines

    Landmark Cases tells the story of five Des Moines, Iowa students who wore black arm bands to school to protest the war in Vietnam, violating local school policies. The Supreme Court ruled…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emBrandenburg v Ohioem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Brandenburg v. Ohio

    Constitutional scholars Katie Fallow and Nadine Stossen talked about the 1969 landmark Supreme Court decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio. In the case the justices overturned the hate speech…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emKatz v United Statesem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Katz v. United States

    Law professors Jeffrey Rosen and Jamil Jaffer talked about the 1967 Supreme Court case Katz v. United States, which concerned Charles Katz, a bookie recorded by the FBI transmitting illegal bets…

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  • Justice Antonin Scalia and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Free Speech Cases
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    Justice Antonin Scalia and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Free Speech Cases

    Justice Antonin Scalia and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about the importance of the Supreme Court’s ruling on free speech cases.

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  • Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on emBrandenburg v Ohioem
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    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Brandenburg v. Ohio

    Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) talked about her experience working as a lawyer for Clarence Brandenburg, the Ohio Ku Klux Klan member who appealed his conviction under a 1919 state…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGriswold v Connecticutem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Griswold v. Connecticut

    Law professors Helen Alvaré and Rachel Rebouché talked about the Supreme Court 1965 decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, which concerned Planned Parenthood’s challenge of Connecticut’s…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emGideon v Wainwrightem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Gideon v. Wainwright

    Constitutional scholar Akhil Amar and former solicitor general Paul Clement talked about the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The guests also responded to viewer phone…

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  • Excerpt from emBirth Control and the Lawem
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    Excerpt from Birth Control and the Law

    A portion was shown from a CBS Reports documentary, Birth Control and the Law, that examined the legal battles around a Connecticut birth control law that eventually led to the Supreme…

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  • Rosemary Stevens Interview
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    Rosemary Stevens Interview

    Rosemary Stevens, who volunteered to assist Planned Parenthood in the case that was to become Griswold v. Connecticut, was interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases series. She was a patient of…

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  • Supreme Court Landmark Case emBrown v Board of Educationem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Brown v. Board of Education

    Jeffrey Rosen and Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, in which the court unanimously ruled that separate public schools were not…

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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…

    1,876 views
  • 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…

    1,887 views
  • 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 emMcCulloch v Marylandem
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    Supreme Court Landmark Case McCulloch v. Maryland

    Law professors Mark Killenbeck and Farah Peterson talked about the 1819 Supreme Court case McCulloch v. Maryland, which solidified the federal government’s ability to take actions not explicitly…

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  • Justice John Marshall Harlan and His HalfBrother Robert Harlan
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    Justice John Marshall Harlan and His Half-Brother Robert Harlan

    Kate Dillingham, a great-great-granddaughter of Justice John Marshall Harlan, talked about the justice’s African American half-brother, Robert Harlan.

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  • Justice Harlans Inspiration for Writing Civil Rights Cases Dissent
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    Justice Harlan's Inspiration for Writing Civil Rights Cases Dissent

    Kate Dillingham and Amelia Newcomb, the great-great-granddaughters of Justice John Marshall Harlan, told their version of a story passed down through the generations of their family. The…

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  • Edna Medford on Frederick Douglasss Reaction to Civil Rights Cases Decision
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    Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass's Reaction to Civil Rights Cases Decision

    Historian Edna Medford talked about abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, including his speech at Lincoln Hall in…

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  • Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass and Senator Charles Sumner
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    Edna Medford on Frederick Douglass and Senator Charles Sumner

    Historian Edna Medford talked about abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s relationship with Senator Charles Sumner and their work on the Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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  • Landmark Cases II Series Launch
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    Landmark Cases Second Season Launch

    National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen and constitutional scholars Akhil Amar and Michael Paulsen previewed the second season of “Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions.” The…

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  • Sasha Lourie and Dan Holt on Old Supreme Court Chamber
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    Sasha Lourie and Dan Holt on Old Supreme Court Chamber

    Sasha Lourie from the Senate Curator’s office and Dan Holt from the Senate Historian’s office talked about the Old Supreme Court Chamber as the site of the McCulloch v. Maryland oral…

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