38,313Mar 23, 2010
Original Intent and a Living Constitution
Justices Stephen Breyer and Antonin Scalia participated in a discussion on the constitutional theories of original intent and the Constitution as a living document. They also discussed the use ...
7,430Apr 11, 2012
30th Anniversary of Justice O'Connor's Appointment
Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan participated in a forum with former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Justice ...
966Dec 8, 2009
Office of the Solicitor General
A panel of former U.S. solicitors general discussed the role of the solicitor general, the duties associated with the job, and arguing before the Supreme Court. The moderator was former Deputy ...
925Nov 19, 1997
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes
Dr. Cushman lectured on the life and times of Charles Evans Hughes, who served as Chief Justice from 1930-41. Chief Justice Hughes was originally appointed as an Associate Justice by President ...
799Oct 1, 1996
The Four Horsemen of the Supreme Court
Professor Arkes discussed the Four Horsemen, four conservative justices on the Court during the 1930s who tried to block many of President Roosevelt’s New Deal programs. He examined many ...
729May 16, 2011
The Kennedy White House and the Press
A panel discussion was held on President Kennedy’s relationship with the press. The event was held in the State Department auditorium where President Kennedy held the first regularly ...
669Apr 20, 2010
The Supreme Court Appointment Process
Barbara Perry spoke about the Supreme Court appointment process as part of the 2010 Leon Silverman Lecture Series. She was introduced by Chief Justice John Roberts.
641Nov 14, 2012
Native American Lands and the Supreme Court
Angela Riley spoke in the Supreme Court chamber about the history of the Supreme Court and Native American lands. The lecture, which took place in the Supreme Court chamber, was one in a series ...
615Jun 2, 1997
Book Discussion on Plessy v. Ferguson
Justice Thomas spoke to the annual meeting of the Supreme Court Historical Society. In his remarks, he talked about the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case, in which the court created the ...
499May 7, 1997
Chief Justice Taney Career
Professor O’Hara lectured about the life and career of Chief Justice Roger Taney, who was nominated to the position by President Jackson and served for 28 years, 1836-1864. Chief Justice ...
404Sep 14, 1999
Supreme Court of George Washington
Ms. Marcus talked about the Supreme Court in its infancy during the presidency of George Washington. Among the issues she addressed were the number of justices, Washington’s decision ...
391May 25, 1994
Reconstruction: The Civil War Amendments
In an interview aired prior to the lecture, Mr. Silverman described the six-part lecture series concerning the impact of the U.S. Civil War on the Constitution and on the U.S. Supreme ...
363Mar 24, 1999
Supreme Court Architecture
Professor Byard talked about the life of architect Cass Gilbert, the architect of the U.S. Supreme Court building. Although Gilbert was principal architect, he died in 1934 and did not see the ...
349Apr 6, 1994
Revisiting Chase's Jurisprudence
Justice Souter introduced Professor White, who examined the work of the Supreme Court during Salmon Chase’s term as Chief Justice from 1864 to 1873. This work included amendments thirteen ...
316Oct 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 ...
315Jun 5, 2000
The Cherokee Indians and the Supreme Court
Justice Breyer described two Supreme Court cases brought in the early 1830s in response to efforts by the State of Georgia to remove the Cherokee Nation from its tribal land. The court ...
262May 21, 1997
Chief Justice Melville Fuller
Professor Ely spoke about the life and career of Melville Fuller, who served as the eighth Chief Justice of the United States from 1888 to 1910. Justice Stevens introduced Professor Ely.
252Oct 25, 2013
Personal Accounts from U.S. Solicitors General
Former Solicitors General Drew Days, Paul Clement, and Justice Elena Kagan recounted the experiences and challenges of the position, which represents the United States government before the Supreme ...
185Nov 16, 2000
Role of the Supreme Court Reporter
After an introduction by Justice Thomas, Mr. Wagner spoke about the role of the Supreme Court reporter, the history of the position, and offered several personal observations about his ...
181Oct 8, 1997
Chief Justice Taft
Mr. Post discussed the life and career of William Howard Taft, the only man in the history of the United States to serve as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United ...
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