Supreme Court

  • August 14, 1996  

    Probably the most important defining moment in Bob Dole’s life happened over fifty years ago on a battlefield in Italy. Dole biographer, Richard Ben Cramer, paints an emotional picture of the courageous actions that reveal much about the character of the GOP presidential hopeful. Continue reading

  • August 8, 1996  

    Known for his deficit-hawking and respected for his pricipled, sometimes solitary stands, Warren Rudman is retiring after 12 years in the Senate. David Gergen talks with him about his recently published memoir. Continue reading

  • July 18, 1996  

    Olympic historian Mark McDonald says today’s women swimmers could easily break John Weissmuller’s 1924 or 1928 records. Why? Better nutrition, equipment, coaching, and the luxury of working at it full time. He speaks with David Gergen. Continue reading

  • July 2, 1996  

    This year the Supreme Court handed out a mixed bag of decisions; both liberals and conservatives can point to key victories and dramatic defeats. After a summary of the season’s most important cases, Elizabeth Farnsworth talks to law professors about where the court is positioned and where it is going. Continue reading

  • July 2, 1996  

    Civil rights, business law, free speech issues and political campaign spending — the Supreme Court heard it all this year. Elizabeth Farnsworth reviews the cases and the decisions. Continue reading

  • June 28, 1996  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth takes a look at the decision handed down by the Supreme Court today involving indecency on cable television. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1996  

    After another busy day at the U.S. Supreme Court, Margaret Warner talks with Stuart Taylor to survey the decisions, which included allowing women cadets into the Virginia Military Institute. Continue reading

  • June 24, 1996  

    The Supreme Court ruled today in two cases involving double jeopardy and the way this country has fought the drug problem. One case was from Michigan and the other from California. To look into these decisions we talk with Stuart Taylor, following a report on the California case by Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at the Supreme Court ruling on the sentencing of the police officers who beat Rodney King. She is joined by David Savage, legal reporter for the LA Times. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    Kwame Holman reports on Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down five minority districts. Continue reading