The Supreme Court
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C-SPAN gives viewers a rare look into the U.S. Supreme Court with interviews with the nine sitting Justices and retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
||Chief Justice John Roberts||C-SPAN talked with Chief Justice John Roberts about a wide variety of topics, including the history of the Court, its role in society, the role of the Chief Justice, and the process that unfolds at the Supreme Court - from how the Court decides which cases to hear and how they ultimately decide these cases.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Clarence Thomas||In this interview, Justice Thomas talks about the Supreme Court building and its symbolism, how his approach to oral argument differs from his fellow Justices, how he approaches opinion writing, customs of collegiality at the Court, and his loss of anonymity, amongst a host of topics.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor||Retired Justice O'Connor talks about the role the Founding Fathers envisioned for the Supreme Court. She also talks about the Judicial Collars that female Justices wear, the Robing Room, and Oral Argument.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Anthony Kennedy||Justice Kennedy sat down with C-SPAN in the West Conference Room of the Supreme Court to give us his impressions on the role of the Supreme Court, the process that the Justices follow in reaching a decision, and the importance of the building in which they do their work.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Antonin Scalia||During his interview with us, Justice Scalia speaks about a number of topics, ranging from the role of the Court, the job of a Supreme Court Justice, the process that Justices follow in reaching a decision, and his thoughts on the quality of the attorneys who come before the Court for oral argument.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg||In this interview, Justice Ginsburg takes C-SPAN on a tour of her temporary chambers on the second floor of the Supreme Court building. During the tour, she talks about her career before coming to the Court, her family, and her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia. She also shows us her judicial robes and talks about the lighter side of life at the Court.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice John Paul Stevens||Justice Stevens takes us on a guided tour through the three distinct parts of his Chambers. He starts out in the area where his law clerks work, then takes us into the area where his assistants sit as he talks about many personal items on the walls. Finally, Justice Stevens takes us into his private chamber to talk about other personal items in his office as well as the role of a Supreme Court Justice and his thoughts on the process that unfolds at the Court.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Sonia Sotomayor||In her first television interview since joining the Supreme Court, Justice Sotomayor talks about her first impressions of the job, the acclimation process at the Court, her first oral argument experience, and how she intends to be in certain phases of her job. She also discusses the call she received from President Obama asking her to be his nominee to the court and the confirmation hearings that followed.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Samuel Alito||C-SPAN talked with Justice Samuel Alito about the role of the Court, his impressions of the Constitution and of his job. In addition to the process that unfolds at the Court in making decisions, he also talks about the role of the Junior Justice, something that hes handed over to new Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Stephen Breyer||Justice Stephen Breyer walks us through the entire process of how the Supreme Court works and how it reaches its decisions. He also talks about the history of the building, and tell us his favorite part of the building his office.||10/12/09||Free||View In iTunes|
Wow I can't believe I'm the only one to comment! What an honor! Wow I think this interview is spectacular... Thank you for making it free!
- a 15 year old lawyer
Something of value in all these interviews but Justice Breyer especially.
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