The Presidency and the Supreme Court
Videos and Transcripts
Sunday, November 11
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
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
The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor
Monday, November 12
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
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
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
Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
Note: Videos with captions will be coming soon.