One thing Israelis and Palestinians have in common: Both have been closely watching events Egypt with an eye to "What does this mean for me?" Despite deep ambiguity in Israel toward having an Islamist government next door, Egyptian-Israeli military cooperation remained strong under Morsi's tenure and the Muslim Brotherhood proved crucial to Israel in negotiating a ceasefire with Hamas last November. On the Palestinian front, there is much speculation about how Hamas might be affected now that its big backer is out of power — or at least has been badly damaged.
Three years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against Goldman Sachs and one of its traders, Fabrice Tourre. They were charged with misleading investors over mortgage-backed securities. Goldman settled and agreed to pay $550 million. Tourre's trial began Monday in a Manhattan court room.
Attorney General Eric Holder says harsh punishment for drug crimes is devastating to communities of color. Now, he’s calling for reforms. Diane and her guests look at the debate over mandatory minimum sentencing.
The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial raises questions about the legal strategies, the strength of the evidence, and the role of the legal system in addressing social issues. Host Michel Martin talks about all this with Georgetown law professor Paul Butler and TheRoot.com writer Jenee Desmond Harris.
Host Michel talks about the role race played — or didn't play — in the criminal trial of George Zimmerman. She speaks with Corey Dade, contributing editor for TheRoot.com, and Roger L. Simon, founder of PJ Media.
A Florida jury's acquittal of George Zimmerman for shooting teenager Trayvon Martin does not mean the end of this legal odyssey. The U.S. Justice Department is empowered to go after hate crimes and civil rights violations motivated by racial animus. And the Feds can weigh in if local police or authorities fail to do their jobs from a policing standpoint.
Iran's President-elect Hasan Rowhani says his country should be more engaged with the world. While analysts are not expecting radical change, they say Rowhani could tackle pragmatic issues like increasing Internet broadband speed.
On Monday a judge will rule on the constitutionality of requiring all Pennsylvania voters to show state-issued photo identification. Supporters say it's a common-sense remedy for voter fraud, but opponents counter it's an attempt to disenfranchise minorities.
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