Based on exclusive interviews with justices themselves, The Nine tells the story of the Court through personalities, from Anthony Kennedy's overwhelming sense of self-importance to Clarence Thomas' well-tended grievances against his critics to David Souter's odd 19th-century lifestyle. There is also, for the first time, the full behind-the-scenes story of Bush v. Gore: and Sandra Day O'Connor's fateful breach with George W. Bush, the president she helped place in office.
"Worth the effort"
Noah Feldman discusses the the Supreme Courts record on individual rights, particularly Justice Anthony Kennedy’s, and asks: “Can the health care bill be described as a violation of individual rights?”
"I'm a Noah Feldman fan now"
Where do "rights" come from? Professor Alan Dershowitz provides an entirely new resolution to this age-old dilemma: rights, he argues, do not come from God, nature, logic, or law alone, but from particular experiences with injustice, and from trial and error. He also touches on the rights of prisoners and the situation in the Middle East. His new book is Rights from Wrongs. Professor Dershowitz speaks with Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer.
Could Citizens United be overturned? Jeffrey Toobin and Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor, discuss what a Supreme Court dominated by Democratic appointees might do. Samantha Bee talks about how comedy hosts deal with tragedies like mass shootings.
Edie Falco has received three Emmys and two Golden Globes for her performance as Carmela Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos. Her Broadway credits include Side Man,Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, and 'night, Mother. She has acted in numerous films, winning the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Sunshine State, and will appear in the upcoming The Quiet,The Great New Wonderful, and Freedomland.