Supreme Court

  • December 9, 1996  

    Is gerrymandering necessary to assure minority representation in Congress? The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a Georgia case that centers on that question. Our coverage begins with this report by Kwame Holman, and then on to a discussion with Margaret Warner. Continue reading

  • December 4, 1996  

    The Supreme Court hears a challenge to Arizona’s English-only law. Our coverage begins with this report by Spencer Michels. Continue reading

  • December 3, 1996  

    The U.S. Supreme Court hears a legal challenge to the Brady Gun Control bill. Our coverage begins with this backgrounder by Betty Ann Bowser. Continue reading

  • October 31, 1996  

    The Supreme Court ruled in the summer of 1995 that the 11th District, which had boundries drawn solely on the basis of race, was among a number of U.S. districts that would be declared unconstitutional. Continue reading

  • October 16, 1996  

    The Supreme Court began hearing Wednesday a major First Amendment case examining the right to unrestricted protest outside abortion clinics. Continue reading

  • October 16, 1996  

    The Supreme Court began hearing Wednesday a major First Amendment case examining the right to unrestricted protest outside abortion clinics. Continue reading

  • October 7, 1996  

    On the opening day of the Supreme Court’s new term, there are already 45 cases to hear. Those referred to in the press as “blockbusters” — because of their controversial nature — range from physician assisted suicide, to whether the President of the United States can be sued in a civil case. Continue reading

  • August 29, 1996  

    In a Convention week, the city of Chicago seems all baloons and goofy hats. But there is a real, and in some ways deeply troubled, city surrounding the United Center. David Gergen talks to author Alex Kotlowitz, of "There Are No Children Here." Continue reading

  • August 15, 1996  

    William Safire, New York Times columnist and former Nixon speechwriter, discusses with David Gergen the art of crafting the effective political speech. Continue reading

  • 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