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CLIP: History and Significance of the Magna Carta
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts talked about the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. He spoke about why there was a need for the Magna Carta, how it helped to shape a young and growing America, and its significance today.
August 31, 2014 : 7 min. 56 sec.

CLIP: Justice Department Probe of Missouri Teen Shooting
Eric Tucker, Justice Department reporter with the Associated Press, talked by phone about the Department of Justice’s plan to investigate the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
August 18, 2014 : 4 min. 23 sec.

Teapot Dome Scandal
Phil Roberts talked about the history of the Teapot Dome Scandal, its connection to Casper, Wyoming, and the impact it had on oil production. The scandal was a bribery incident that took place from 1920 to 1923, during the administration of President Harding.
August 17, 2014 : 15 min. 5 sec.

CLIP: Nixon Resignation 40th Anniversary
Historian Douglas Brinkley talked about the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation and the impact the secret audio recordings had on his presidential legacy. President Nixon announced his resignation on August 8, 1974, and left the White House the following day.
August 10, 2014 : 7 min. 53 sec.

CLIP: Housing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Washington Post Staff Writer Manuel Roig-Franzia talked about how state officials were reacting to federal requests to house unaccompanied children crossing the border.
July 24, 2014 : 11 min. 42 sec.

Q&A with Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer explains the workings of the judiciary in an attempt to gather support for the court and its role in American democracy.
September 27, 2010 : 58 min. 18 sec.

My Year in a Women's Prison
Piper Kerman details her experience within the legal system after being convicted more than 10 years after her involvement in a drug trafficking ring.
May 8, 2010 : 1 hr.

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
Jonathan Mahler, author of The Challenge, discusses the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case as it relates to the President’s powers during a time of war.
November 15, 2008 : 4 min.

Justice Breyer on Democracy
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer addresses democracy in America and majority rule while talking to a group of high school students visiting Harvard Law School.
September 14, 2007 : 4 min.

U.S. Constitution Vignette
A video on the history, meaning, and provisions of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the operation of government within the parameters set forth in the U.S. Constitution.
September 18, 2006 : 18 min.
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