America and the Courts

America and the Courts included: On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Safford Unified School… read more

America and the Courts included:

On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Safford Unified School District v. Redding. The Court would decide if the strip search of a 13-year-old Arizona middle school student violated the Fourth Amendment’s ban against unreasonable search and seizures. After the case was heard Slate Magazine senior editor Dahlia Lithwick was interviewed and attorneys on both sides of the argument talked with reporters on the steps of the Court.

On Wednesday, April 22, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Ricci v. Destefano. The Court would decide if New Haven, Connecticut, city officials discriminated against white firefighters by throwing out a promotions exam that no African Americans and only two Hispanics passed. The firefighters argue that city officials violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against them because of their race. After the case was heard Legal Times Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro was interviewed and attorneys for the firefighters and the NAACP talked with reporters on the steps of the Court.

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America and the Courts

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Program ID:
285467-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Video Magazine
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 25, 2009 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 25, 2009 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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