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    United States v. Nixon Oral Argument

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Nixon concerned the executive privilege of the president regarding his unwillingness to voluntarily turn over tape recordings of several…

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    Oral History: Fmr. Supreme Court Associate Justice William O. Douglas

    C-SPAN Radio continues a series of Supreme Court oral history interviews with Associate Justice William O. Douglas, interviewed in 1967 for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. You’ll hear William…

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    Mike Wallace Interview with William O. Douglas

    Associate Justice William Douglas talked with Mike Wallace about freedom of expression and the freedom to exchange ideas. He talked about post-war threats to American freedoms and about his book, The Right of the…

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    Roe v. Wade 1972 Oral Arguments

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, in Roe vs. Wade made laws outlawing a woman’s right to abortion unconstitutional. Sarah Weddington and Robert Flowers argued the case of a Texas woman who sued the…

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    Miranda v. Arizona Oral Arguments

    The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Miranda v. Arizona, concerning the Fifth Amendment rights of Ernesto Miranda. He signed a confession of kidnapping and rape without…