Supreme Court Landmark Case Baker v. Carr

Theodore Olson and Douglas Smith talked about the 1962 U.S. Supreme Court case Baker v. Carr, in which the court ruled that the drawing of election districts… read more

Supreme Court Landmark Case Baker v. Carr Theodore Olson and Douglas Smith talked about the 1962 U.S. Supreme Court case Baker v. Carr, in which the court ruled that the drawing of election districts was a constitutional rather than a political question and could therefore be considered by the federal courts. Chief Justice Earl Warren called this “the most important case of my tenure on the court.” The guests also responded to viewer questions and comments. Video clips were shown of Chief Justice Earl Warren being interviewed in 1969; live scenes of the U.S. Supreme Court building the night before another redistricting case; the oral arguments in the case; Abraham Sofaer talking about the relationship between Chief Justice Warren and Justice Brennan; the justices' conference room from the documentary The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court; and Ryan Reft showing conference notes from the case. close

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  • Ryan Reft Historian Library of Congress->Manuscript Division
  • Abraham D. Sofaer Law Clerk (Former) U.S. Supreme Court->Brennan, W., Justice
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Supreme Court Landmark Case Baker v. Carr

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Program ID:
327719-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
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Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 07, 2015 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 11, 2017 | 5:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 07, 2015 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2015 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2015 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 08, 2015 | 12:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 12, 2015 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 12, 2015 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 07, 2016 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 10, 2017 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 10, 2017 | 11:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2017 | 3:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2017 | 7:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2017 | 1:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2017 | 5:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2017 | 5:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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