Supreme Court

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...

In Walked Anita – Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas – October 7, 1991

In Walked Anita – Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas – October 7, 1991

– CBS World News Roundup – October 7, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The big news for this day were the big revelations leveled at former slam-dunk SCOTUS Nominee Clarence Thomas. Some 24 hours before a Senate vote to confirm Thomas was held, a bombshell in the form of...

Tamil Tigers Relent – Moscow Says Nyet – The Horserace Goes West – May 14, 1984

Tamil Tigers Relent – Moscow Says Nyet – The Horserace Goes West – May 14, 1984

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 14, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Days of nail-biting and confusion – this May 14th in 1984. Starting with news the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, holding an American couple...

‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’ – The 1954 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Radio News – Barometer 1954: The Congressional Elections – Oct. 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that voting, even in the acknowledged “off-year” election season is important, here is a documentary, one of a series NBC Radio News...

Busing And Affirmative Action in 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: National Town Meeting – Equality and Excellence – October 23, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The 70s were an interesting year in the history of the Civil Rights Movement. Many felt the strides made in the early 1960s had...

Of Coke Cans And Long Dong Silver – The Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Hearings October 12, 1991 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – Special Coverage – Senate Hearings – Anita Hill – October 12, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was thought to be a veritable walk-in-the-park, President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court turned out to...

Decisions, Decisions – October 8, 1977

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 8, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day loaded with negotiations, decisions and protest, this October 8th in 1977. Beginning with the UN and the question of Middle-East Peace talks, or attempt at Peace...

SCOTUS And William Brennan – Sept. 30, 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Discussion on appointment of William Brennan to Supreme Court – Sept. 30, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When President Eisenhower announced an eleventh-hour appointment of Justice William Brennan to fill the seat vacated by retiring Justice Sherman Minton...

‘Integration In The South Is Like Christianity; It’s Never Been Tried’ – Virginia Integration – August 31, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Virginia Integration – August 31, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Four years after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the question of school integration, or any civil rights legislation for that matter, was...

Putting A Strain On The Constitution – August 4, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS Radio – The World This Week – Week ending August 4, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A week of drama, the week ending this August 4th in 1973. Supreme Court challenges to the War in Cambodia, and Senate Watergate Hearings....