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Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun (3:22) -- Justice Harry Blackmun Speaks to the Press (4:16) -- Assessment of Justice Harry Blackmun's Legacy (3:51) -- Two Sides of Justice Blackmun (3:08) -- Justice Blackmun: Portrait of a Self-Disciplined Man (3:04) -- Replacement Candidate for Justice Blackmun: George Mitchell (4:15) -- Candidates for Justice Blackmun's Position on Supreme Court (2:57) -- Suppression of Civil Rights During Wartime (3:04) -- Writ of Habeas Corpus (2:37) -- The Supreme Court's Role in Governance (2:35) -- Autobiography of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (4:17) -- Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Shares Autobiographical Stories (4:24) -- Justice Stephen Breyer: Boundaries of the U.S. Constitution (2:40) -- Justice Stephen Breyer on Religious Dispute (3:44) -- Judicial Philosophy of Supreme Court Justice (4:28) -- Judicial Independence of Supreme Court Justices (3:12) -- Judicial Activism: Public Criticism (3:15) -- Contentious Nature of Supreme Court Decisions (4:15) -- Threats to Independent Judiciary (2:22)
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With every ruling, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court shape the judicial landscape of America - and the lives of its citizens. In this NewsHour program, Robert MacNeil and other esteemed journalists take a close look at several renowned jurists and their decisions. Episodes include...* Remembering Harry Blackmun: Robert MacNeil considers the Blackmun legacy with Kathleen Sullivan, professor of law at Stanford University; Harvard University's Charles Fried; Stuart Taylor, correspondent for The American Lawyer magazine; and Yale University's Harold Koh, a former law clerk for Justice Blackmun on the Supreme Court. * Gergen Dialogue - William Rehnquist and Civil Liberties in Wartime: David Gergen, editor-at-large of U.S. News & World Report, talks with Chief Justice William Rehnquist about his book All the Laws but One: Civil Liberties in Wartime. * Sandra Day O'Connor - The Early Years: Gwen Ifill and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor reflect on O'Connor's formative years growing up on the family cattle ranch as they discuss her autobiography Lazy B. * Conversation - Sandra Day O'Connor and the Majesty of Law: Jan Crawford Greenburg, Supreme Court reporter for the Chicago Tribune, talks with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor about women in the legal profession, major court decisions, and her book The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice. * Conversation - Stephen Breyer and Active Liberty: Chicago Tribune national legal affairs correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg talks with Justice Stephen Breyer about his judicial philosophy, changes in the court since Chief Justice John Roberts' arrival, and his book Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution. * Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer on Judicial Independence: Gwen Ifill is joined by former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Stephen Breyer, who air their views on the vital importance of an independent judiciary - and their concerns about threats to it.
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