669Nov 6, 2013
Town of Greece v. Galloway Oral Arguments
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Town of Greece v Galloway, a separation of church-and-state case regarding prayers said before a town council meeting in upstate New York. The ...
241Nov 5, 2013
Bond v. U.S. Oral Argument
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bond v. U.S., which challenges Congress' authority to pass general criminal statutes through an international treaty prohibiting the use and ...
1,025Oct 17, 2013
Saturday Night Massacre 40th Anniversary
William Ruckelshaus, Bob Woodward, Jill Wine-Banks and others spoke at an event commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre, when President Nixon fired Watergate Special ...
1,018Oct 15, 2013
Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case challenges a Michigan voter-approved ban against considering race or gender in ...
71Oct 8, 2013
McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Oral Arguments
Justices heard oral arguments in the case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission which focused on campaign finance rules and caps on campaign funding. Among the issues addressed in ...
504Oct 8, 2013
McCutcheon v. FEC Oral Argument
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, which concerns the aggregate amount an individual may contribute to political candidates in each election cycle. The ...
266Jul 3, 2013
Individual Constitutional Rights
Justice Stephen Breyer and former Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall talked about individual constitutional rights with Elliot Gerson.
12,028Mar 27, 2013
United States v. Windsor Oral Argument
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Windsor, the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). At issue was whether the Court had jurisdiction to rule on the federal ...
13,700Mar 26, 2013
Hollingsworth v. Perry Oral Argument
The Supreme Court heard arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 law. Nearly 18,000 same-sex couples were married in California, ...
752Mar 14, 2013
Supreme Court Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
Supreme Court Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer on the fiscal year 2014 budget for the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary system. The justices were requesting a total of $86.5 ...
3,886Feb 27, 2013
Shelby County v. Holder Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns Congress' 2006 re-authorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under the pre-existing coverage ...
687Jan 9, 2013
Missouri v. McNeely Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Missouri v. McNeely to weigh the public’s interest in driving and highway safety against the privacy rights of the individual in deciding ...
1,468Nov 28, 2012
Constitutionalism and China
Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the ...
498Oct 31, 2012
Florida v. Harris Oral Argument
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Harris. The case addressed the circumstances under which an alert from a narcotics-sniffing dog was sufficient to establish probable cause ...
594Oct 31, 2012
Florida v. Jardines Oral Argument
The Court heard oral argument in Florida v. Jardines, which addressed the use of drug-sniffing dogs on the exterior of a home. The case was one of two cases during the 2012-13 term ...
2,115Oct 10, 2012
Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case on affirmative action policies in higher education.
This program contained the audio ...
305Oct 10, 2012
The Supreme Court and Eminent Domain
Richard Epstein is the author of Takings: Private Property and the Power of Eminent Domain. In his book he argues that eminent domain has been interpreted too narrowly by the courts. He ...
445Oct 1, 2012
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Oral Argument
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a second oral argument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, on the reach of a 1789 law, the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), that seeks to impose liability in U.S. courts ...
3,238Apr 25, 2012
Arizona v. United States Oral Arguments
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. U.S.. The case involves the issue of whether the federal government or states have the right to enforce immigration ...
7,224Mar 28, 2012
Supreme Court Health Care Law Oral Argument, Day 3, Severability
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the third of the four cases challenging the 2010 health care law. The focus of the third case, National Federation of Independent Business v. ...
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