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The Supreme Court [videorecording] / narrated by David Strathairn.

Strathairn, David. (Added Author). Zwonitzer, Mark. (Added Author). Lennon, Thomas. (Added Author). Rosen, Jeffrey, 1964- Supreme Court. (Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (240 mins.) : sd., col., with b & w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Thirteen/WNET New York : c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from containers.
Companion publication: The Supreme Court : the personalities and rivalries that defined America / Jeffrey Rosen. New York : Times Books, 2007, c2006.
Originally broadcast on PBS on Jan. 31st and Feb. 7th, 2007.
DVD extras include manuscripts, photo galleries, Dred Scott documents, charts and maps.
Formatted Contents Note:
v. 1. One nation under law -- v. 2. A new kind of justice -- v. 3. A nation of liberties -- v. 4. The Rehnquist revolution.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Series producer, Mark Zwonitzer; director, Thomas Lennon.
Participant or Performer Note:
Expert analysts for the series include University of Texas professors Scot Powe, William Forbath, Louise Weinberg, and Ernest Young. Cf. PBS web site at
Summary, etc.:
"An unprecedented series exploring the history, impact and drama of America's highest court. ... By fusing history with biography, The Supreme Court humanizes the enigmatic black-robed figures, revealing their temperaments, passions, deeply held personal beliefs and life stories"--Slipcase.
System Details Note:
DVD video.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use or educational instruction only.
Language Note:
In English; Spanish subtitling available.
Subject: United States. Supreme Court > History.
Judges > United States > Biography.
Judges > United States > History.
Judges > United States > Psychology.
Constitutional law > United States > Cases.

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