Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Carrie Johnson on Monday's Supreme Court ruling striking down the Alabama law that mandates life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of murder.
The Supreme Court released a number of opinions Monday, including a ruling on Arizona's controversial immigration law. Justices also said it's unconstitutional to sentence juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole, and ruled on a Montana case involving campaign finance. Renee Montagne gets the latest from NPR's Nina Totenberg.
The justices say a state law cannot supersede its 2010 Citizens United ruling, which let corporations deploy their money to help or attack specific candidates. Montana had argued that a history of corporate-financed corruption in state government should let tough state laws remain in force.
Venus Williams has lost in the first round of Wimbledon, a striking defeat for the five-time winner of the grass-court tournament. She lost to Elena Vesnina of Russia in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, after failing to establish her serve.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is leading the charge to get Detroit's massive backlog of rape kits tested and processed. It's a cause that hits close to home, because Worthy was a victim of rape when she was a law student. Host Michel Martin speaks with Worthy.
The Supreme Court threw out key parts of Arizona's tough immigration law. But the court didn't rule on one of the most controversial elements of the law. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Ron Elving, Professor Gabriel Chin with the University of California, Davis, and the vice dean of University of Arizona College of Law, Marc Miller.
Ten small-scale milk farmers in Maine formed a cooperative to face mounting market pressures, but can an alternative business model save the family industry? A new documentary premiered in Silver Spring, Md. last Friday tells the story.
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