Supreme Court

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...

Thomas E. Dewey (L) and Earl Warren (R)

Earl Warren Campaigns For VP – October 28, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Warren – GOP vice-Presidential Nominee addresses crowd at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco – October 28, 1948. The 1948 Presidential election season was an interesting one. Not only was it miscalculated, but it also gave us one candidate who made a lasting impact on our country for many...

Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas Hearings 1991

October 10, 1991 – Hill Goes To The Hill – The Ever-present Stain Of Harrassment

October 10, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 10, 1991 – and the atmosphere around Capitol Hill was going to get very thick with outrage. Days after revelations that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of Sexual harassment by a former colleague,...