27Jul 28, 1997
Justice Brennan Lying in Repose
Shots of persons paying respects to Justice Brennan were shown.
73Jul 28, 1997
Justice Brennan Body Arrival
Justice Brennan’s body arrived at the Supreme Court where it was scheduled to lay in repose for public viewing. Before the Great Hall of the Supreme Court was opened to the public, a ...
76Jul 28, 1997
Justice Brennan Lying in Repose
Shots of persons paying respects to Justice Brennan were shown. Viewers also talked about the life and legacy of Justice Brennan.
157Jul 26, 1997
Justice Brennan Profile
The life and career of Justice Brennan, who died last week at the age of 91, is profiled. Justice Brennan served on the Court for 33 years following his appointment by President ...
113Nov 10, 1994
Abolishing Capital Punishment
Various opponents of capital punishment paid tribute to Justice Brennan for his opposition to it and talked about the importance of abolishing the death penalty because it is inhumane and ...
225Aug 12, 1994
Justice Breyer Swearing-in Ceremony
Associate Justice Scalia swore in Justice Stephen Breyer during a White House ceremony. Vice president Gore spoke for the president who was in Minneapolis advocating his crime bill. He ...
216Nov 30, 1993
Medal of Freedom Ceremony
President Clinton presented the Medal of Freedom to this years' five
recipients. The recipients were seated on either side of the
president as he described their historical ...
43Feb 11, 1993
Judicial Awards Ceremony
The Freedom Forum presented the Freedom Forum Award to retired Supreme Court Justice Brennan and to the son of late Supreme Court Justice Marshall.
38Oct 17, 1991
Pepper Distinguished Service Award
In an award ceremony honoring Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, he received the third annual Claude Pepper Distinguished Service Award. The Pepper Distinguished Service Award ...
161Sep 22, 1989
Federal Courts: Progress & Prospects
This event is sponsored by the Bicentennial Conference on the Judiciary Act of 1789.
583Apr 26, 1989
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services Oral Arguments
Attorneys made oral arguments in the 1989 case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. Then Missouri Attorney General William Webster argued the case for the respondents. Frank ...
134Apr 14, 1989
Edward Bennett Williams Law Libr. Dedication
216Nov 18, 1988
Justice William Brennan
Justice William Brennan discusses legal progress made in the areas of discrimination and civil rights. He also discusses his lengthy and distinguiched career in the legal profession, and the ...
315Oct 9, 1988
Supreme Court and the Constitution
Current and past Justices talk about the duty of the Supreme Court. Legal reporters and C-SPAN looked at the Supreme Court.
2,630Nov 25, 1987
Shakespeare: Author or Pseudonym?
Three U.S. Supreme Court Justices heard a moot court debate over the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. The mock trial was organized to explore the theory that Edward DeVere, the 17th ...
153Nov 21, 1987
Influence of U.S. Constitution
Justice Brennan said the U.S. Constitution has influenced the world’s view of constitutional law and has been the model of many similar documents worldwide. He also sharply criticized the ...
1,332Jul 8, 1974
U.S. v. Nixon Oral Arguments
The oral arguments of U.S. v. Nixon concerned the executive privilege of the president regarding his unwillingness to voluntarily turn over tape recordings of several meetings over a ...
756Oct 11, 1972
Roe v. Wade 1972 Oral Arguments
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, in Roe vs. Wade made laws outlawing a woman’s right to abortion unconstitutional. Ms. Weddington and Mr. Flowers ...
1,663Dec 13, 1971
Roe v. Wade 1971 Oral Argument
Attorneys presented oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark abortion case Roe. v. Wade. Sarah Weddington argued for Roe, the pseudonym for a Texas woman who sought to ...
3,689Feb 28, 1966
Miranda v. Arizona Oral Arguments
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Miranda v. Arizona, concerning the Fifth Amendment rights of Ernesto Miranda. He signed a confession of kidnapping and rape without ...