A New Face and New Issues for High Court

The Senate votes 78-22 to confirm John Roberts' nomination as chief justice of the United States. The court opens a new term next week. Among the issues it will address: campaign financing, assisted suicide and military recruiters on campus.

Guests:

David Savage, Supreme Court reporter for the Los Angeles Times; Author, Turning Right: The Making of the Rehnquist Supreme Court

Joan Biskupic, reporter, USA Today; author of the upcoming book Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice

Clarke Forsythe, director of law and bioethics for Americans United for Life

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