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    The Nixon Tapes: Nov/Dec 1971

    Hear President Nixon’s November and December 1971 phone calls, some of the earliest available conversations with our 37th President. Topics in these calls include legislation; conflicts between…

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    Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Steel Seizures Case

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to seize property when it ruled 6-3…

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    President Clinton 1993 Inaugural Ceremony

    President Clinton addressed the nation following his swearing-in during the presidential inauguration ceremony. In his remarks, the president called for Americans to assume greater…

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    War Letters Reading

    Andrew Carroll, editor of War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars, read selections from the book at the Library of Congress. The book is a collection of 200 letters…

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    President George H. W. Bush 1989 Inauguration

    George Bush was sworn in as the nation’s 41st president at 12:00 noon on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor administered the vice-presidential oath to Dan…

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    Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876

    Chief Justice William Rehnquist was interviewed at the U.S. Supreme Court about his book Centennial Crisis: The Disputed Election of 1876, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book is an…

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    Justice Thurgood Marshall Memorial Service

    Several Washington officials spoke at the memorial service for the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The speakers lauded Justice Marshall’s pioneering work for civil rights during the…

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    Naming of the Thurgood Marshall Building

    In this ceremony the Federal Judiciary Center was renamed the Thurgood Marshall Judicial Center. It houses over 2,000 judicial employees.

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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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    All the Laws But One

    Chief Justice Rehnquist talked about his latest book on U.S. Supreme Court history, All the Laws But One, a book about wartime civil liberties. In 1861, with the survival of the United States in jeopardy,…

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    Raines v. Byrd Oral Arguments

    Mr. Murray discussed the case before and after the oral tapes were played. Audio tapes of the oral arguments for Raines v. Byrd were played with corresponding courtroom drawings. The case was the first Supreme Court…

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    Profile of Chief Justice Rehnquist

    Photographs and news articles illustrated the brief vignette on the career of Supreme Court Chief Justice Rehnquist. Chief Justice Rehnquist’s votes on major Supreme Court cases during his…

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    Stenberg v. Carhart Oral Arguments

    Oral Arguments were heard in the U.S. Supreme Court case Stenberg v. Carhart. Nebraska Attorney General Donald Stenberg and Simon Heller, who represented Dr. Leroy Carhart, argued whether a…

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    Planned Parenthood v. Casey Oral Argument

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the case of Planned Parenthood of Southeast Pennsylvania v. Casey. Robert P. Casey was the governor of Pennsylvania. Ernest Preate argued the cause for the…

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    Webster v. Reproductive Health Services Oral Arguments

    Attorneys made oral arguments in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Then Missouri Attorney General William Webster argued the case for the respondents. Frank Susman argued the case for the…

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    Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments

    Chief Justice Rehnquist described a little history of the U.S. Supreme Court in his book, Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and President Andrew Johnson,…

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    Chief Justice Confirmation Hearing 2

    Prior to confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts, a compilation of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Justice William Rehnquist’s nomination as Chief Justice was shown.…

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    Justice Profile: William Rehnquist

    Guests discussed the tenure of Chief Justice Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court, his outside interests and other biographical information. Video clips of interviews and speeches were also…

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    Civil Liberties in Wartime

    Chief Justice Rehnquist spoke about the constriction of civil liberties during wartime, specifically the U.S. Civil War, such as the writ of habeas corpus, which prevents people from being…

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