Mark Shields on politics today and yesterday Nationally syndicated columnist and PBS political commentator Mark Shields shares wit and wisdom about the political scene today, and compares it to the scene during the nine presidencies he's covered. What's new about politics?11:00 a.m.
Mark Shields: Syndicated columnist and PBS NewsHour political commentator. Editorial writer for the Washington Post since 1979. Worked for the 1968 Robert Kennedy presidential campaign and held leadership positions in 3 other presidential campaigns. Columnist and commentator during nine U.S. presidencies.
Should the Supreme Court reflect public opinion? Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer and former associate justice Sandra Day O'Connor spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Joining them was court historian Larry Kramer. The panel discussed the role of the court--should it reflect public opinion and follow the will of the people?12:00 p.m.
Sandra Day O'Connor: Retired associate justice of the Supreme Court.
Stephen Breyer: Associate justice of the Supreme Court
Larry Kramer: Dean of the Stanford University Law School. Author, "The People Themselves: The Role of the Supreme Court in American Democracy."
Jeffrey Rosen: Panel moderator. George Washington University Law School professor and legal affairs editor, The New Republic.