Excerpts from C-SPAN’s Interviews with Supreme Court Justices

Excerpts from C-SPAN interviews of Supreme Court Justices — to be shown in their entirety during C-SPAN’s “Supreme Court Week” beginning Oct. 4, 2009. Tied to Sonia Sotomayor’s first appearance on the Bench, the quotes reflect Justice’s thoughts on how new Justices affect the Court, first days on the Court, and being a female Justice. More info: http://www.c-span.org/SupremeCourt/

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14 thoughts on “Excerpts from C-SPAN’s Interviews with Supreme Court Justices


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    i swear Breyer is …
    i swear Breyer is looking more and more like Jeffrey Tambor


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    Anyone see any …
    Anyone see any clues that the SCROTUS (Supreme Court Republicans of the United States) would make the worst ruling in history, other than Dredd Scott decision, by allowing unlimited corporate contributions to political campaigns? Not too surprising since they also stopped the ballot counting to sELECT Bush in Bush v. Gore, but still, you’d think a decision as bad as their January 20th, 2010 decision would be accompanied by some sort of obvious warning. Other than just Bush v. Gore, I mean.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    Roberts was his …
    Roberts was his High School Valedictorian, graduated Harvard Summa Laude in 3 years, and graduated Harvard Law School Magna Laude and was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He hardly ever earned anything but A grades, and at least one of his law professors described him as the smartest student he ever had. He clerked for the Chief Justice of the United States, and was the most successful advocate before the Supreme Court of his generation. No idiot he.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    darth vader …
    darth vader ginsberg is entitled to her opines as we are. as long as she is not making laws on her opiniopns in the supreme court. that we have not had our representatives say yeah or nay in . she is as fine as any of the rest of them.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    Ginsburg was raised …
    Ginsburg was raised from the dead here.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    The Court is very …
    The Court is very different from Congress in that sense, and in many other ways. When was the last time there was a Supreme Court scandal? The institution has consistently attracted people of great integrity and talent.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    Something about the …
    Something about the slow intentional speech of judges makes anything they have to say sound interesting.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:41 pm)

    Lighten up, Bean! …
    Lighten up, Bean! It’s just an excerpt, and judges don’t try to cover it all in a sound-bite. And Roberts is not any “newbie” – he was involved as a law clerk and advocate for so long that he probably half feels that he belongs to quite a number of years of the Court’s past. – My favorite thing is that, as always in the past, the Court somehow gets them to transcend opinion & philosophy, and respect or like each other. Thank goodness. If it were like Congress, we’d never get decent results!


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:42 pm)

    The Chief Justice …
    The Chief Justice is himself a newbie so what do you suppose is behind his bellyaching about missing people? I know we welcome newcomers in our family. Too bad he doesn’t find the opportunity to welcome Sotomayor.


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:42 pm)

    pretty excited for …
    pretty excited for these interviews, it’s a seldom thing that the supreme court justices commit to interviews, and this one is for all of them


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    (February 1, 2010 - 9:42 pm)

    this was really …
    this was really sweet. thank you cspan!


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:42 pm)

    the chei justice is …
    the chei justice is an idiot and he nees to be replaced


    (February 1, 2010 - 9:42 pm)

    this cool
    this cool

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