Multimedia > SCHS Webcasts about the Supreme Court

  • Webcasts
    1. David Bruce Smith interviewed by Martha Meehan Cohen, “Abigail & John”

    2. Clare Cushman interviewed by Martha Meehan Cohen: “Celebrating the Centennial of the Supreme Court Clerkship: Is this the Right Year?”

  • Abigail and John Webcast
    Abigail and John, authored by David Bruce Smith, is a new book aimed at young audiences that chronicles the dynamic partnership of the Adams, who spent a great deal of their marriage apart due to his serving the country and her raising their family in Massachusetts. Theirs was a modern partnership of two extraordinary people that was way ahead of its time. Listen to the story of America’s first “power couple.” Twenty five minutes and eleven seconds.




  • Celebrating the Centennial of the Supreme Court Clerkship: Is this the Right Year?
    Celebrating the Centennial of the Supreme Court Clerkship (1919-2019) provides an opportunity to examine the origins of this important institution. Did the clerkship really begin in 1919? What about the stenographic clerks employed between 1886 and 1919--what did they contribute? Did Justices deploy their clerks in different ways to help them accomplish their work? Listeners will gain a new appreciation for the contributions of pre-1940 Supreme Court Clerks.