Aspen and the Making of Justice Blackmun

Over the course of his tenure on the Court, US Supreme Court Associate Justice Harry Blackmun became a regular at the Aspen Institute Justice and American Culture seminars, in which he played a pivotal role. The seminars, in turn, had a profound affect on his judicial philosophy and on him personally (he even requested that some of his ashes be scattered on the Aspen Meadows campus). Dennis J. Hutchinson discusses how Aspen affected this key American figure - and through him and his decisions, the nation as a whole.

Festival: 2006

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