Rule of Law

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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.

Chief Justice Roberts Discusses the U.S. Constitution
Chief Justice John Roberts discusses the role of the Constitution in American politics, the meaning of the Constitution, and the evolution of the Supreme Court.
July 20, 2006 : 15 min.

Senate Censure Resolution against the President
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduces a censure resolution against President Bush, claiming he violated the FISA (wiretapping) law and misled the public.
March 13, 2006 : 8 min.

Supreme Court Justices on the Rule of Law
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy and Stephen G. Breyer discuss the role of the judiciary in promoting the Rule of Law.
November 10, 2005 : 8 min.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Nominee John Roberts' Opening Statement at his Confirmation Hearings
John Roberts speaks about the role of an independent judiciary, how he will decide cases if confirmed and compares the job of a judge to the role of an umpire.
September 12, 2005 : 4 min.

Role of the Courts
Three Supreme Court justices answer questions about what makes democracy work: rule of law, separation of powers, structure of government, and the role of the court.
April 21, 2005 : 12 min.

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