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  • emThe Progenyem
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    The Progeny

    Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel talked about their book, The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan. This program was part of the the…

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    Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion

    Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel recount the life and career of Supreme Court Justice William Brennan (1906-1997). Utilizing access to documents granted by the former justice prior to his death and…

    298 views
  • Justice Brennan Eulogies
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    Justice Brennan Eulogies

    Audio tapes of eulogies at Justice Brennan’s funeral were played, including President Clinton’s remarks, Justice Souter and Justice Brennan’s son. President Clinton and Justice Souter talked…

    241 views
  • Justice Brennan Body Arrival
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    Justice Brennan Body Arrival

    Justice Brennan’s body arrived at the Supreme Court where it was scheduled to lie in repose for public viewing. Before the Great Hall of the Supreme Court was opened to the public, a small ceremony was…

    114 views
  • Justice Brennan Lying in Repose
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    Justice Brennan Lying in Repose

    Shots of persons paying respects to Justice Brennan were shown. Viewers also talked about the life and legacy of Justice Brennan.

    140 views
  • Justice Brennan Profile
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    Justice Brennan Profile

    The life and career of Justice Brennan, who died last week at the age of 91, is profiled. Justice Brennan served on the Court for 33 years following his appointment by President Eisenhower.…

    331 views
  • Justice Brennan
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    Justice Brennan

    Mr. Wermiel, Brennan’s authorized biographer, talked about the life and judicial legacy of Justice William Brennan. Justice Brennan died in a nursing home in Virginia on July 24 at the age…

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  • Justice Brennan Retirement Anniversary
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    Justice Brennan Retirement Anniversary

    Justice Brennan’s aides and friends reminisced about their service with him and his significance to U.S. legal history. Clips of some of his speeches were also shown.

    194 views
  • Abolishing Capital Punishment
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    Abolishing Capital Punishment

    Various opponents of capital punishment paid tribute to Justice Brennan for his opposition to it and talked about the importance of abolishing the death penalty because it is inhumane and…

    136 views
  • Medal of Freedom Ceremony
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    Medal of Freedom Ceremony

    President Clinton presented the Medal of Freedom to this years' five recipients. The recipients were seated on either side of the president as he described their historical accomplishments…

    715 views
  • Judicial Awards Ceremony
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    Judicial Awards Ceremony

    The Freedom Forum presented the Freedom Forum Award to retired Supreme Court Justice Brennan and to the son of late Supreme Court Justice Marshall.

    34 views
  • Justice William Brennan
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    Justice William Brennan

    Justice William Brennan discussed legal progress made in the areas of discrimination and civil rights. He also discussed his lengthy and distinguished career in the legal profession, and…

    563 views