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May 14, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses a week of rapidly developing stories, including the President's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to The Supreme Court, President Hamid Karzai's visit to Washington, the continuing oil spill in the Gulf and its effects on energy policy, and the upcoming primary elections. Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post joins the panel this week.

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PBS NewsHour: Obama's Second Pick to Court Renews Debate on Judicial Qualifications

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May 10, 2010

President Obama nominated Solicitor General and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan to fill Justice John Paul Stevens' seat on the Supreme Court. Gwen Ifill gets four points of view from constitutional and Supreme Court experts on the announcement and Kagan's qualifications for the bench.

October 2, 1987

Vault Show

In 1987, conservative Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork was nominated by Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court. After a strong campaign by liberals, including Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), against Bork’s nomination, the US Senate voted 58-42 not to confirm him for the high court. This program aired three weeks before the Senate vote.

Moderator:
Paul Duke

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