Item Details

Justice Harry A. Blackmun [electronic resource]: Man of the Middle

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This program provides an in-depth look at the late Supreme Court Justice who wrote the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, the case that granted women constitutional protection for abortion. Blackmun outlines a typical day in the Supreme Court, explains his own definition of what the court's role is in the life of Americans, and examines the issue of privacy, a word and concept not mentioned in the Constitution. In addition, Blackmun discusses the emotional and moral challenge of interpreting the Constitution today.
Release Date
1987
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films media Group on May 24, 2012.
Variant Title
Man of the Middle
Series
In Search of the Constitution
Contents
  • Judges Must Make Unpopular Decisions (1:28)
  • Blackmun on Roe v. Wade (1:34)
  • Blackmun--A Strict Constructionist? (4:00)
  • Humanity Over Legal Philosophy (1:34)
  • Blackmun's Daily Routine (3:25)
  • Safeguards against Senility in the Supreme Court (1:20)
  • Constant Search for Truth (2:55)
  • Federal Baseball Club v. National League (2:00)
  • Who Decides? Supreme Court or Congress? (1:23)
  • Congress Passes the Buck (0:44)
  • The Buck Stops at the Supreme Court (3:03)
  • Interpreting Constitution a Daily Affair (3:03)
  • Why Certain Cases are Reevaluated (2:42)
  • Bowers v. Hardwick (1:57)
  • Blackmun's Opinion on Bowers v. Hardwick (2:45)
  • Obsession with Homosexuality Clouds Judgement (1:32)
  • Blackmun's Dissent from Bowers v. Hardwick (2:25)
  • Law Based on Morality (2:04)
  • Blackmun Speaks about Homosexuality (1:00)
  • Privacy a Constitutional Concept? (3:07)
  • Roe v. Wade a Controversial Decision (2:15)
  • Gun Shot Endangers Blackmun's Life (0:57)
  • What Influences Supreme Court Decisions? (3:35)
  • The Future of Roe v. Wade (1:48)
  • Blackmun Wants Equality for Women (2:00)
  • Credits: Justice Harry A. Blackmun: Man of the Middle (1:38)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1987.
Publisher no.
  • 4905s Films Media Group
  • 4907 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Mode of access: Internet.
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