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Portrait of William O. Douglas facing right
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Acheson sworn in 1/21/1949 by Justice Fred Vinson
1-21-1949
Dean Acheson, Secretary of State 1949-1953, being sworn in 1/21/1949 by Justice Fred Vinson.
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William O. Douglas
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A photograph of 1958 United States Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
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State of the Judiciary message by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
8-10-1970
State of the Judiciary message by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.


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Warren Burger talks about the inequitable salaries of federal judges who are leaving the profession because they can't afford to stay
2-24-1974
Warren Burger talks about the inequitable salaries of federal judges who are leaving the profession because they can't afford to stay Broadcast on CBS-TV


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Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States, addresses the American Bar Association Convention in New Orleans
2-12-1978
Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States, addresses the American Bar Association Convention in New Orleans. Burger states his belief that fifty percent of American trial lawyers are incompetent. Constitutional lawyer Sam Ervin reacts to that statement.


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Warren Burger gives an historical and sociological overview of the Supreme Court with Willis Powell
4-4-1978
Warren Burger gives an historical and sociological overview of the Supreme Court with Willis Powell.


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Warren Burger speaks about Arthur Vanderbilt, about ways of cutting down the case overloads in U.S .courts
11-18-1982
Warren Burger speaks about Arthur Vanderbilt, about ways of cutting down the case overloads in U.S .courts, and says that the United States is the most litigious nation on earth Broadcast on WBAI


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Robert Byrd says President Nixon must be prosecuted to prove equal justice under the law
8-27-1974
Robert Byrd says President Nixon must be prosecuted to prove equal justice under the law Broadcast on CBS


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Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas talks about the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda vs. Arizona.
3-20-1968
Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas talks about the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda vs. Arizona.


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A Nonconformist in Our Society
9-18-1964
The talk was given at City College, New York, in honor of Morris Raphael Cohen. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas talks about the extent to which conformity permeates American society. He critiques a culture afraid to express itself and focused, to its detriment, on technological and economic progress. The speech ends at approximately the 35th minute.


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Opening Day of Confirmation Hearings for Judge Clarence Thomas
9-10-1991
Opening day of confirmation hearings for Judge Thomas. This begins with his formal statement and questions by the Senate Judiciary Chairman Joseph Biden (D-Del). Thomas speaks of his career up to this point and Biden asks questions about his inerpretation of Natural Law.


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Swearing-in Ceremony for Clarence Thomas
10-18-1991
Swearing-in ceremonies for Justice Thomas, recently appointed to the Supreme Court: followed by brief remarks from Thomas.


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Abe Fortas Talks about the Supreme Court Case of Miranda vs. Arizona
3-20-1968
Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas talks about the U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda vs. Arizona.


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Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black Makes a Radio Address
10-1-1937
Hugo Black speaks of constitutional rights in regards to religious freedom. He refutes accusations of his supposed racial and religious intolerance, which were based upon his joining of the Ku Klux Klan 15 years prior to the date of this recording (though he later left the Klan, before becoming a senator). Black seeks to refute charges of antisemitism by speaking of his close friend, who is Jewish. After Justice Black speaks, normal radio broadcasting resumes, consisting mainly of music from the time.


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The Remarkable Career of Clarence Darrow
Part Two
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The program continues with an anecdote relating Darrow's position on the meaning or purpose of life. William L. Carlin then goes on to discuss the law office of Clarence Darrow, and Darrow's behavior and character in and out of that setting. Biographer Irving Stone then speaks of Darrow's defense of Eugene V. Debs, and the landmark McNamara bombing case, both influential trials in respect to labor unionization and policy in America. Darrow himself was arrested and tried for perjury following the MacNamara case, but was acquitted. The recording continues with Roger Baldwin, who discusses Darrow's position on the matter of capital punishment, and Professor Smith, who speaks of Darrow's thoughts on religion. The narrator goes on to sum up Clarence Darrow with one word: friend. One such friend of Darrow's, a Chicago cab driver named Clifford Richards relates a story in which Darrow helped him to finish a crossword puzzle, and the two became friends during the ensuing conversation, and those following. Slim Brundage, proprietor of Chicago's College of Complexes, shares recollections of his interactions with Darrow. Ralph Newman, a Lincoln scholar and friend of Nathan Leopold, reads the eulogy that Leopold had written for Clarence Darrow.


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