Supreme Court Justices Sotomayor, Breyer, Thomas, and Alito

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito were interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week. In her… read more

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito were interviewed as part of C-SPAN’s Supreme Court Week.

In her first television interview since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor talked about her first impressions of the job, the acclimation process at the court, her first oral argument experience, and how she intends to be in certain phases of her job. She also discussed the call she received from President Obama asking her to be his nominee to the court and the confirmation hearings that followed. Justice Sotomayor was interviewed in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court building.

Justice Thomas talked about the Supreme Court building and its symbolism, how his approach to oral argument differs from his fellow justices, how he approaches opinion writing, customs of collegiality at the court, and his loss of anonymity, amongst a host of topics. He was interviewed in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building.

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7537-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
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Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 10, 2009 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Oct 10, 2009 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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