For years President Andrew Jackson was locked in a battle over Indian lands with a Cherokee chief. NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the history of that rivalry, how it led to the "Trail of Tears" and helped set the stage for the Civil War.
A look at how the temperament of a supreme court justice can and does influence court rulings. Law professor and legal affairs reporter Jeffrey Rosen examines four crucial eras in the history of the Court and explains how larger-than-life personalities dominated the Court and shaped the world we live in today.
- Jeffrey Rosen professor of law at the George Washington University and legal affairs editor of "The New Republic." He's the author of "The Supreme Court," "The Most Democratic Branch," "The Naked Crowd," and "The Unwanted Gaze."
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