Monday, July 28, 1997

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    Americans will be able to pay their last respects to retired Supreme Court justice William Brennan today, while his body lies in the high court’s Great Hall. Brennan spent 34 years on the Supreme Court bench, retiring seven years ago because of ill health. He was considered the primary architect of the individual-rights revolution in the law through the 1960s. He died last week at the age of 91.


    Amy Goodman remembers her grandmother, Gertrude Goodman, who died last week at the age of 93.


    Last week it was the Democrats’ turn to call witnesses. Former Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour was called to the stand. Today we talk to Dan Morgan, a reporter from the Washington Post, who has been covering the hearings. Instead of focusing on activities that might be illegal, we asked him to talk about what is actually legal in campaign finance.

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