Supreme Court

  • 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

  • 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