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The Presidency & and the Supreme Court

The Presidency and the Supreme Court Conference A two-day conference sponsored by all of the Presidential Libraries and the National Archives.

Sunday, November 11

Welcoming Remarks

Professor Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Co-Chair, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Former President George H. W. Bush (via video)

Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt and the 1930s Supreme Court

The consequential Supreme Court decisions, appointments, and presidential politics of the 1930s.

Moderator, Alan Brinkley, Provost, Columbia University

Professors William E. Leuchtenburg and G. Edward White

Author and Newsweek Senior Editor Jonathan Alter

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Shaping the Modern Court: Presidents Truman through Clinton

Insider accounts of Supreme Court appointments and how the appointment process has changed over the past sixty years.

Moderator, Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray

Professors Douglas Brinkley and Laura Kalman

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Keynote Address

The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor

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Monday, November 12

Welcoming Remarks

Sharon Fawcett, Assistant Archivist for Presidential Libraries

The Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Chief Judge of the State of New York

Moderator for the day:
National Public Radio Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg

The Presidency, the Supreme Court and Civil Rights

The interactions of Presidents and the Supreme Court on topics relating to race, discrimination, equality and civil rights.

Civil rights leader and former Assistant Attorney General Roger Wilkins

Professor David A. Nichols

former Secretary of Education the Hon. Shirley Hufstedler

Professor and former President of the American Civil Liberties Union Norman Dorsen

National Public Radio Senior Correspondent Juan Williams

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The Presidency, the Supreme Court and the "Culture Wars"

Presidential and Supreme Court concerns and decisions relating to abortion, the death penalty, gay rights, religion and other topics of societal division.

The Hon. Michael W. McConnell

Professors Heather Gerken and Michael C. Dorf

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The Supreme Court and Presidential Power

Supreme Court adjudication of the limits of executive power under the Constitution, especially in times of war and crisis.

Professor John Q. Barrett

former White House Counsel John W. Dean

Author and New York Times Columnist Anthony Lewis

former White House Counsel Beth Nolan

Concluding Remarks

Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

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