Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Justice Department sues to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. North Carolina adopts a new voter ID law. And a judge rejects New York City’s "stop and frisk" policy. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic headlines.

A leaked internal audit showed the NSA repeatedly violated privacy rules. The NAACP and ACLU filed federal lawsuits in North Carolina alleging the state's new voter ID law violates the Voting Rights Act. Attorney General Eric Holder called for major changes to mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders. The Justice Department blocked a merger of American and US Airways. A federal judge declared significant portions of New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional. And Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the Democratic primary in the New Jersey. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top domestic headlines.

Guests

Ari Shapiro

White House correspondent for NPR.

Molly Ball

staff writer for The Atlantic.

Jeanne Cummings

deputy government editor for Bloomberg News.

Featured Clip

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new approach to criminal justice, saying that he wanted to examine low-level drug offenders who have been locked up. Holder’s aim is to lower the country’s incarceration rate, which has increased significantly over the years. The panel addressed Holder’s plan and whether it would be possible to implement in our federal prison system.

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