Supreme Court

Egyptair Flight 990

November 15, 1999 – Egyptair 990: Prayers On A Cockpit Flight Recorder – SCOTUS: Prayers On A High School Football Field – A Nurse Convicted Of Killing, Rather than Healing

November 15, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1999 – News for this day 19 years ago. The Chairman of the NTSB was quoted as saying he hoped the mystery of Egyptair Flight 990 would be solved. Although still no...

President Nixon

November 9, 1970 – A Trial Begins – A Tribulation Continues – Nixon And The Hot Potato Called Vietnam

November 9, 1970 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 9, 1970 – President Nixon and the War in Vietnam, and now Cambodia, were taking center stage. On this day, the State of Massachusetts threw a hot potato at the Supreme Court, but the Court in...

Bakke Case - protests

July 4, 1978 – Perpetual Peace Feelers – Seven Dirty Words – Who Won The Bakke Case?

July 4, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 4, 1978 – A day of peace feelers and reflecting on decisions. Peace feelers came in the form of vice-President Mondale returning from the Middle East, where he spent the better part of the weekend...

Elian Gonzalez

June 28, 2000 – Elian In Havana – No Gay Boy Scout Leaders -Abortion Challenge Turned Back . . . For Now.

June 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 28, 2000 – A day to celebrate if you were in Havana. A day of mourning if you were in Miami. Elian Gonzalez, the 6-year old who was orphaned after his mother died...

Clarence Thomas

October 16, 1991 – By 52-48, Clarence Thomas Squeaks In.

October 16, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1991 – By a 52-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Clarence Thomas to sit on the Supreme Court. After a bruising confirmation hearing, Thomas received the closest vote in U.S. History. In the end,...

David Souter - SCOTUS

September 27, 1990 – Ratcheting Up The Gulf – SCOTUS Gets A Souter

September 27, 1990 – CBS News Update – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 27, 1990 – News on this day was hovering around Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court Justice-designate David Souter got the nod and became the latest Justice to serve on the highest court....

Robert Bork

September 21, 1987 – The Matter Of Bork – Reagan Heads To The UN With A Surprise

September 21, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September21, 1987 – As President Reagan was heading to the United Nations to deliver his address before the General Assembly, speculation was over a potential tentative agreement the White House had struck with the Soviets over...

William Rehnquist

August 2, 1986 – Entering The Era Of Rehnquist

August 2, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 2, 1986 – After three days of questioning by the Senate Judiciary Committee, William Rehnquist had been successfully approved as Chief Justice of the United States. In the end, it was a weary Utah Senator...

Chief Justice Warren Burger

View From The Burger Court – An Interview With Chief Justice Warren Burger 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Chief Justice Warren Burger – ABC News Interview – July 5, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what was considered unprecedented at the time; a one-on-one interview with a sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ABC News scored a journalistic coup and did the first interview with...