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NCJ Number: 69692 Find in a Library
Title: Justice Black and the Bill of Rights
Corporate Author: BFA Educational Media
United States of America
Project Director: B Benjamin
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: BFA Educational Media
Santa Monica, CA 90406
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: BFA Educational Media
2211 Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box 1795
Santa Monica, CA 90406
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for junior high through adult audiences, this interview of Associate Justice Hugo L. Black of the Supreme Court by CBS News correspondents is the first ever held with a Supreme Court justice.
Abstract: The film is directed at students of civics and contemporary American problems. CBS News correspondents Eric Sevareid and Martin Agronsky question Justice Black on a range of issues including absolutes in the Bill of Rights, the concept of separate but equal in school education, and the Supreme Court desegregation ruling. Other topics include the possible conflict between constitutional law and morality, freedom of speech, and police powers versus the rights of the accused. Justice Black, who has been called the Supreme Court's philosopher, also discusses Supreme Court cases of particular significance and provides a historic perspective on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Bill of Rights; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; US Supreme Court
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