Marlene Trestman Interview

The Supreme Court Historical Society's Clare Cushman interviews author Marlene Trestman on her new book, "Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin" (LSU Press, 2016)

Timothy Huebner Interview Part 1 of 2.

SCHS Director of Publications Clare Cushman interviews author Timothy Huebner on his new book, "Liberty & Union" (University Press of Kansas, 2016.) Part 1 of 2.

Timothy Huebner Interview Part 2 of 2

SCHS Director of Publications Clare Cushman interviews author Timothy Huebner on his new book, "Liberty & Union" (University Press of Kansas, 2016.) Part 2 of 2.

Frank Sander (2004) on Felix Frankfurter

Portions of an April 28, 2004 interview with Frank Sander, law clerk to Justice Felix Frankfurter during the Brown v. Board case. The interview was part of activities held at the Robert H. Jackson Center to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board case. It was co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society. Copyright 2012 Robert H. Jackson Center.

William T. Coleman (2005) on Felix Frankfurter

This a segment form a May 18, 2005 interview with William T. Coleman, the first African American Supreme Court law clerk. He clerked in 1948 for Felix Frankfurter. The interview was part of an event honoring the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision. Copyright 2012 Robert H. Jackson Center.

Earl Pollock (2004) on Earl Warren

Vignettes from an April 28, 2004 interview with Earl Pollock, law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren during the Brown case term. The event was held at the Robert H. Jackson Center to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision. It was c-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

George Washington and the Supreme Court: His Enduring Legacy by George Washington's Mount Vernon

The Supreme Court Historical Society and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon held a lecture at Mount Vernon on April 14, 2016. The video can be found above, if the embeded livestream does not work please follow this link to view on livestream.com.

George Washington and the Supreme Court: His Enduring Legacy by George Washington's Mount Vernon

The Supreme Court Historical Society and the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon held a lecture at Mount Vernon on April 14, 2016. The video can be found above, if the embeded livestream does not work please follow this link to view on livestream.com.

Jeffrey Gonda

Jeffrey Gonda, assistant professor of history at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and winner of the 2014 Hughes-Gossett Award. His new book is Unjust Deeds: The Restrictive Covenant Cases and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement.

Amy Steigerwalt

Amy Steigerwalt is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University and the winner of the 2014 Hughes-Gossett Prize. Her book is The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the U.S. Supreme Court,coauthored with Pamela Corley and Artemus Ward (Stanford Press, 2013).

Kevin McMahon

The Supreme Court Historical Society's Clare Cushman interviews author and 2015 Griswold Prize winner Professor Kevin McMahon about his book, "Nixon's Court".

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Personal Accounts from U.S. Solicitors General - OCTOBER 25, 2013

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 Court.

Magna Carta Legal Heritage - JUNE 1, 2015

Baroness Brenda Hale, deputy president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, delivered the Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual lecture. The topic was the shared legal heritage of the U.S. and U.K. drawn from the Magna Carta. The society was commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Erwin Griswold Book Prize Lecture on Nixon's Court - APRIL 30, 2015

Kevin McMahon, author of Nixon’s Court: His Challenge to Judicial Liberalism and Its Political Consequences, delivered the Erwin Griswold Book Prize Lecture in the U.S. Supreme Court chamber. President Nixon had the opportunity to fill four seats on the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. McMahon talked about the strategy behind the president’s appointments and the impact he had on the court and American politics.

Mr. McMahon was introduced by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Reconstruction and the U.S. Supreme Court - MARCH 11, 2015

Professor Michael Ross talked about the role of the Supreme Court during Reconstruction. He spoke about the tensions between President Andrew Johnson and the Republican-controlled Congress, the short-lived period of Southern black legislatures, and how hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan used the 14th Amendment to promote white supremacy. He was introduced by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

This speech was one in a series of four on Reconstruction hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Chief Justice Roger Taney and the Civil War - NOVEMBER 8, 2014

Timothy Huebner talked about Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and emancipation. Roger B. Taney served as chief justice of the United States from 1836 to his death in 1864 and delivered the majority opinion in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case. Professor Huebner spoke about public opinion of Chief Justice Taney and how it was shaped by the changing political landscape leading up to and during the Civil War. He was introduced by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. 

The Supreme Court Historical Society’s 2014 Leon Silverman Lecture Series, “The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited,” marked the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. "'The Unjust Judge': Roger B. Taney, the Slave Power, and the Meaning of Emancipation," the third of the four lectures, was held in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Justice Holmes and the Civil War - MAY 8, 2014

Panelists at the Supreme Court Historical Society talked about the impact of the Civil War on the life of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 

The Supreme Court Historical Society’s 2014 Leon Silverman Lecture Series, “The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited,” marked the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. "Touched with Fire: Justice Holmes and the Civil War," the second of the four lectures, was held in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission - MAY 22, 2014

James Swanson talked about the formation, goals, and legacy of the Warren Commission, which was established to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Mr. Swanson is the author of End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Mr. Swanson was introduced by Chief Justice John Roberts. The program was hosted by the Supreme Court Historical Society.

Dred Scott and the Supreme Court - MAY 1, 2014

Lea VanderVelde talked about the Dred Scott v. Sanford Supreme Court case of 1857, the repercussions of the decision, and why its location in Missouri was very important. Dred Scott, who was a slave, attempted to sue his owner John Sanford for his family’s freedom after they had been moved to a free state by their former master. Among other points, the court ruled that slave or free African Americans could not sue in federal court because they could not be U.S. citizens. 

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave the introduction. 

The Supreme Court Historical Society’s 2014 Leon Silverman Lecture Series, “The Supreme Court and the Civil War Revisited,” marked the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. "Dred Scott and the Origins of the Civil War," the first of the four lectures, was held in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C.

The 30th Anniversary of Sandra Day O'Connor's First Term

The 30th Anniversary of Sandra Day O'Connor's First Term