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Supreme Court Landmark Case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer
Professors Michael Gerhardt and William Howell talked about the 1952 U.S. Supreme Court case Youngstown Sheet and Tube v. Sawyer, in which the court limited the power of the president to seize property when it ruled 6-3 that President Truman lacked the authority to seize steel plants in order to avert a labor strike in the midst of the Korean War.
November 16, 2015 : 1 hr. 32 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Korematsu v. United States
Peter Irons and Karen Korematsu talked about the 1944 U.S. Supreme Court case Korematsu V. United States, in which the court ruled 6-3 that Japanese internment camps were necessary for the protection of all citizens during World War II.
November 9, 2015 : 1 hr. 31 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Schenck v. United States
Beverly Gage and Thomas Goldstein talked about the 1919 Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States, in which the Court unanimously ruled that the Espionage Act of 1917 was constitutional, even when used to punish speech that would be permissible in times of peace, establishing that the First Amendment was not absolute.
November 2, 2015 : 1 hr. 31 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Lochner v. New York
Randy Barnett and Paul Kens talked about the 1905 U.S. Supreme Court case Lochner v. New York in which the court voted 5-4 to strike down a state law restricting the number of hours that a baker could work. Instead the court held that the liberty to enter into contracts was protected by the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. For more than two decades, the precedents set in this case favored employers in cases involving issues such as child labor laws and minimum wages. The guests al
October 26, 2015 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Cases: Slaughterhouse Cases
Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and UMD History Professor Michael Ross talked about the 1873 Supreme Court ruling on the Slaughterhouse Cases, in which the court declined 5-4 to broadly apply the Fourteenth Amendment when New Orleans butchers unions objected to a slaughterhouse monopoly. The court ruled that the “privileges and immunities” clause protected rights guaranteed by U.S. citizenship but not those guaranteed by individual state citizenship.
October 19, 2015 : 1 hr. 33 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Case: Dred Scott v. Sandford
Guests GWU Law Professor Christopher Bracey, and Michigan Law School Director Martha Jones discussed the 1857 Supreme Court case Dred Scott v. Sandford, in which the court sided 7-2 with slavery and declared that Dred Scott and other blacks could not be citizens of the U.S., and that Congress lacked the authority to prohibit slavery in the territories.
October 12, 2015 : 1 hr. 31 min.

Supreme Court Landmark Case: Marbury v. Madison
Akhil Reed Amar and Clifford Sloan talked about the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, in which the court ruled unanimously that it was the ultimate arbiter of the constitutional validity of laws, establishing the principle of judicial review. The guests also responded to viewer questions and comments. Topics included the establishment of the Court and the relationship between Presidents Adams and Jefferson. Video clips were shown from interviews for the documentary The Supreme Cou
October 5, 2015 : 1 hr. 32 min.

CLIP: Supreme Court Term Preview
Adam Liptak previewed some of the major cases the Supreme Court was expected to consider in the 2015-16 term.
October 5, 2015 : 5 min. 27 sec.

CLIP: President Obama Remarks on Oregon College Shootings
President Obama made a statement on the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Ten people are believed to have died and more than 20 were injured. The 26-year old male shooter also died in the attack. In his statement, President Obama called on the need for more gun control measures.
October 2, 2015 : 5 min. 57 sec.

CLIP: House Approves Continuing Resolution to Fund Government
Rep. Harold Rodgers (R-KY) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) discussed the continuing resolution to fund the federal governement beyond the September 30 deadline, through December 11, 2015. The House passed the resolution 277-151, while the Senate passed the resolution in a 78-20 vote earlier in the day.
October 1, 2015 : 8 min. 41 sec.
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