Constitutional Role of Judges

This video originally aired on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

About This Video

Justices Breyer and Scalia testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the role of judges in the American republic and democratic systems within the US. Question topics included the politicization of the judicial confirmation process, cameras in the courtroom, the role of juries, and the 14th Amendment.


Courts & Judicial Process, Constitution, Separation of powers

Related Subjects/Topics

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Congressional Committees
  • Federal Courts
  • U.S. Constitution


  • Justice Stephen Breyer
  • Justice Antonin Scalia