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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.

Trailer: C-SPAN’s Landmark Cases Series
C-SPAN's Landmark Cases series will explore the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the Supreme Court’s history. This 12-part series delves into cases that represent some of the tipping points in our nation’s story and in our evolving understanding of rights in America. Produced in cooperation with the National Constitution Center, each 90 minute program will air on Monday nights at 9pm ET, beginning October 5, 2015.
September 15, 2015 : 2 min. 52 sec.

CLIP: Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Police Shootings
Attorney General Loretta Lynch condemns recent shootings of law enforcement officers, saying police "run into danger for us." She also speaks about recent mass shootings and the on-air killing of two journalists in Virginia.
September 3, 2015 : 4 min. 24 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
Jess Bravin talked about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling the previous day that same-sex marriage was a right. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court ruled 5-4 that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize marriages from other states.
June 29, 2015 : 7 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: South Carolina and the Confederate Flag
Cynthia Roldan discussed the debate over the removal of the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s Captiol. Comments from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley were included.
June 23, 2015 : 4 min. 6 sec.

CLIP: President Obama Statement on Charleston Church Shooting
President Obama made a statement on the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which nine people were killed. He the expressed his frustration over the many times he has had to issue statements following a mass shooting and the frequency with which they occur in the United States.
June 18, 2015 : 7 min. 23 sec.

CLIP: Pending Supreme Court Cases
Kimberly Robinson talked about pending Supreme Court rulings on issues including same-sex marriage, health care subsidies, and lethal injection drugs.
May 26, 2015 : 8 min. 10 sec.

CLIP: Baltimore Protests and Riots
The protests and riots in Baltimore following the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody, were discussed. Remarks from President Obama were included.
April 29, 2015 : 4 min. 51 sec.

CLIP: Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Same-Sex Marriage
David Savage talked about the Supreme Court’s oral arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriage, the implications of a ruling on the topic, and the status of same-sex marriage in the U.S.
April 28, 2015 : 4 min. 49 sec.

CLIP: Indiana Religious Freedom Law
Sam Baker talked about his piece in the National Journal on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which received backlash after it was signed into law in March 2015 by Governor Mike Pence (R).
April 2, 2015 : 3 min. 6 sec.
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