1,321Mar 8, 2007
150th Anniversary of the Dred Scott Decision
Professor Mark Graber talked about the Dred Scott case and its impact on the law and American history. Archival video clips of current Supreme Court Justices commenting on the Dred Scott case ...
1,210Apr 7, 2007
Reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford
Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer and nine U.S. appeals court judges presided over a moot court reconsideration of Dred Scott v. Sandford. After hearing from lawyers and academics from ...
1,004Jan 13, 2008
Race and the 2008 Campaign
Professor Cornel West talked about American society, race, politics and class. He discussed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s primary race. He was interviewed by Frank Rich and ...
895Jan 27, 2010
Women's Participation at the Supreme Court
Panelists talked about the history of women lawyers, the challenges women face in the legal profession, and the role women lawyers have played in oral arguments before the Supreme Court. The ...
743May 7, 2008
Book Discussion on Loving v. Virginia
Patricia Sullivan reported by telephone on the death of Mildred Loving on May 1, 2008. Mrs. Loving was a principal in Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized ...
705Mar 4, 2008
California Same-Sex Marriage Cases
The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on six cases challenging the constitutionality of the California’s state law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.
673Apr 1, 2003
Supreme Court Affirmative Action Arguments
Justices heard oral arguments on two cases involving affirmative action and college admissions practices. At 10 a.m. the justices heard arguments in Grutter v. Bollinger, a case ...
627May 17, 2004
Brown v. Board of Education Site Dedication
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, president spoke at the dedication ceremony for a new museum at the Topeka, Kansas school at which ...
554Mar 7, 2008
Women in the Legal Profession
Panel members discussed the successes, continued challenges, and emerging issues faced by women in the legal profession. Topics included whether women read the Constitution differently than ...
496Feb 21, 2008
Life and Legacy of Thurgood Marshall, Panel 1
A panel discussion was held on the legacy of Thurgood Marshall, the first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The panelists speculated on what Justice Marshall’s opinions would be on ...
482Mar 7, 2008
Racial Preferences in Higher Education
A moot court examined the possible debate over exactly who qualifies for racial preferences as America becomes increasingly multiracial. Two law professors, Charles Ogletree and Kathleen ...
456Jun 6, 2005
Harper v. Poway Unified School District Oral Argument
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Harper v. Poway Unified School District in Pasadena, California. The case involved a high school student suspended ...
443Dec 4, 2007
Establishment of Religion Clause Oral Arguments, Part 2
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments in two cases on the use of God-related language. In the second case, the Court reviewed a district court’s ...
442Dec 4, 2007
Establishment of Religion Clause Oral Arguments, Part 1
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments in two cases on the use of God-related language.
In Newdow v. U.S. Congress the plaintiff, ...
439Jun 29, 2009
Race and the American Criminal Justice System
The panelists explored whether the American justice system is flawed, and talked about why there is a disproportionate number of black men in prison. Topics included what the justice system ...
362Feb 18, 2010
Diversity and the Judiciary
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Roger Gregory spoke about the importance of diversity in the federal judiciary, his recess appointment by President Clinton, and his experience as the first ...
342Jun 17, 2006
Oral Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage
On May 31, 2006, New York’s highest court, in Albany, heard oral arguments in four same-sex marriage cases: Hernandez v. Robles, Samuels v. New York State Dept. of Health, Matter of ...
310Jun 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 ...
306Apr 22, 2009
Ricci v. Destefano Oral Argument Reactions
Participants spoke to the press after 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 ...
303Oct 7, 2009
Salazar v. Buono Oral Argument Reactions
Following oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court, representatives of both sides in the Salazar v. Buono case spoke to reporters outside the court. The case involved a long-standing ...
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