As the month of May marks a year since the Supreme Court made the switch to hearing cases argued by telephone due to the pandemic, PBS NEWSHOUR produced a segment on this temporary new format. SCHS’s Clare Cushman was interviewed about the history of oral argument.
Justice Ginsburg and I served together as federal judges for almost three decades, beginning on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Though my tenure there was all too brief, I very much enjoyed my time with then-Judge Ginsburg.
The national commemoration of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution in 1989, included a booklet titled The Judiciary and Military Justice. The booklet outlined the names and dates of service of the Justices who had served in the Armed Forces to that date.
When the press revealed his earlier membership in the Klan, did newly-appointed Justice Hugo L. Black choose  a Catholic stenographer, a Catholic/Black messenger, and a Jewish law clerk to staff his Chambers to counter charges of racism and religious intolerance?


July 14, 2021 Noon (EDT)

A fascinating look at McCulloch v. Maryland with Professor David Schwartz, author of The Spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland.

June 9, 2021 Noon (EDT)

Marlene Trestman is the author of Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin.

May 11, 2021

Sarah A. Seo is the author of Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom, examines the history of the automobile to explain the evolution of the Fourth Amendment and to explore the problem of police discretion in a society committed to the rule of law.

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