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Justice Lewis F. Powell

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©1987.
Series: In search of the constitution.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Lewis Powell, Jr., was appointed to the Supreme Court, he appeared to be a true southern conservative. But once on the court, Powell proved to be his own man-hard to predict, bringing a complex mind to bear on complex issues-from affirmative action to the death penalty. In this program, Powell discusses a variety of issues including Watergate, the Constitution of the former Soviet Union, the death penalty,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Named Person: Lewis F Powell; Lewis F Powell
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 819783970
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 7 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (60 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Sponsors and Introduction: Justice Lewis F. Powell (1:45) --
Lewis F. Powell, Southern Gentleman (3:04) --
Contrasting Constitutions (2:12) --
The Importance of an Independent Judiciary (2:56) --
The Purpose of Judicial Dissent (1:54) --
The Court as a Conservative Force (2:35) --
The Court as Nine Separate Law Firms (2:48) --
A Sobering Decision (2:28) --
A Nineteenth Century Precedent (2:12) --
The Rule of Law, Not of Men (1:54) --
Lifetime Tenure of Judges (2:14) --
No More Mister Justice (2:24) --
Accepting the Nomination to the Court (3:25) --
Questions About Viewpoint (1:38) --
What is a Conservative? (2:07) --
Spanking Students Ruled Constitutional (2:19) --
Punishment in Schools is an Issue for the Local Community (2:52) --
A Pivotal Decision on Racial Preferences (2:23) --
Interpreting the Equal Protection Clause (3:08) --
Saving Affirmative Action? (2:24) --
Death Penalty Cases (1:50) --
The Capital Punishment System (2:24) --
The Deterrent Value of the Death Penalty (1:11) --
Lewis F. Powell's Place in History (1:40) --
Credits and Sponsors: Justice Lewis F. Powell (1:48).
Series Title: In search of the constitution.
Responsibility: Public Affairs Television (Firm).

Abstract:

When Lewis Powell, Jr., was appointed to the Supreme Court, he appeared to be a true southern conservative. But once on the court, Powell proved to be his own man-hard to predict, bringing a complex mind to bear on complex issues-from affirmative action to the death penalty. In this program, Powell discusses a variety of issues including Watergate, the Constitution of the former Soviet Union, the death penalty, reverse discrimination, the working of the Court, and corporal punishment.

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