Law | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Law

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Hoping To Stop D.C. From Going To Pot, Opposition Emerges To Legalization Vote

A 24-year-old D.C. resident has launched a movement to oppose a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of marijuana in D.C.
WAMU 88.5

Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

In Virginia, same sex marriage is in legal limbo, and both sides are looking to the Supreme Court. We hear from a legal advocacy group seeking to uphold state's rights in defining marriage.

WAMU 88.5

Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

Agreement between Uber and D.C. taxis is rare enough, but when it comes to unaffiliated drivers picking up riders on streetcorners, all parties agree that something that needs to be done.

WAMU 88.5

McDonnell Defense Begins This Week; Former Gov. Expected To Testify Last

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is expected to take the stand in his own defense at his corruption trial in Richmond, Virginia, but legal experts say his lawyers will likely save his testimony for the very end.

WAMU 88.5

Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

WAMU 88.5

"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

WAMU 88.5

Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Ban On Assault Rifles, Large Ammunition Clips

Gun owners, gun rights groups and gun retailers had sued the state of Maryland, saying the ban on 45 assault rifles and large ammunition clips was unconstitutional. A federal judge in Maryland disagreed.
WAMU 88.5

What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

WAMU 88.5

Online Privacy in Court

Kojo explores the state of online privacy and what can and will be used against you in court.

WAMU 88.5

DCTC Proposes Compromise On Rideshare Hour Limits

The D.C. Council won't be able to weigh in on possible restrictions for ridesharing services until September, but already the D.C. Taxicab Commission is tweaking their proposals to limit drivers of services like Uber in a couple ways.

Pages