Category Archives: SCOTUS

Sandra Day O’Connor on the Daily Show

Jon Stewart spends two segments talking with Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.  It is not the best interview, but Part I is available here (5:35) and Part II here (4:39).

More entertainingly, Jon Stewart discusses the Voting Rights Act and Justice Scalia here (7:48). 

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March 6, 2013 · 2:24 pm

“Is The Voting Rights Act Relevant In 2013?”

That was the question presented recent by the NPR Program Talk of the Nation (30 minutes).

This issue was also explored by an all-star round table including Akhil Amar (Yale Law School), Judith Browne-Dianis (Advancement Project), Linda greenhouse (Yale Law School), Dale Ho ( NAACP Lead Defense Fund), and Debo Adegbile (special counsel to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund), who argued before the Supreme Court in this case (Shelby County v. Holder).  Video of this discussion, which is explicitly one-sided in favor of the Voting Rights Act, is available here (approximately eight minutes) and here (approximately four and a half minutes) and here (approximately five minutes).

Finally, the Shields and Brooks podcast discussed this topic as well as the sequester.  Discussion of the voting rights act begins about eight and a half minutes into this twelve minute clip.

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March 2, 2013 · 12:46 pm