Law

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

What An Eight Member Supreme Court Could Mean For Key Cases Still To Be Decided This Year

Senate Republican leaders say they won’t hold hearings for a Supreme Court justice nominee. This makes an Obama appointment before the end of his presidency highly unlikely. What an eight-member Supreme Court could mean for key cases to be decided this year.

WAMU 88.5

Renewed Push To Close The Guantanamo Military Prison

The Obama administration presents a plan to Congress for closing the Guantanamo detention center: The timeline, where the existing detainees would be transferred and the challenges of getting support for the proposal.

WAMU 88.5

Should Virginia Police Names Be Secret? General Assembly Is Poised To Say Yes

The legislation would allow police agencies to keep the names of their officers secret, a change that alarms open-government advocates who say police departments already lack transparency.

WAMU 88.5

Apple VS. The FBI: How Our Culture Is Increasingly Prioritizing Privacy

Kojo discusses how a culture that prioritizes privacy has grown –with someone who stood up to the government himself over a decade ago.

WAMU 88.5

Apple And The San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone: The Escalating Fight Over Privacy And Security

Apple says unlocking the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone would set a dangerous precedent. The FBI says new encryption technologies harm efforts to solve crimes. A look at the escalating fight over privacy and national security.

WAMU 88.5

Joe Nocera And Ben Strauss: "Indentured: The Inside Story Of The Rebellion Against The NCAA"

College sports in America generates $13 billion a year, but college athletes receive only academic scholarships. Why two journalists argue the NCAA's policies on compensation are a form of indentured servitude.

WAMU 88.5

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Apple fights a court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. President Obama and Republicans battle over the Supreme Court vacancy. And presidential hopefuls woo voters in South Carolina and Nevada. A panel of journalists joins guest host Cecilia Kang for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

WAMU 88.5

'Right To Yelp' Bill Is Gaining Fans In Maryland Legislature

Maryland is poised to become the second state in the U.S. to enact legislation that would offer legal protections to consumers who post negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

WAMU 88.5

Marijuana DUI Bill Gets Preliminary Approval In Maryland House

The Maryland House has given preliminary approval to a bill creating clear penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana. The push comes in response to confusion over the decriminalization of the drug in the state.
WAMU 88.5

Local Autonomy And The Prosecution of Crimes In D.C.

The attorney general under former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray argues that local officials in th nation's capital should be able to prosecute local crimes - just the same as local prosecutors can in every city across the country besides the District.

Pages