Law

Legal Debate Over Doctor-Assisted Death

March 5, 2013

Montana’s House of Representatives passed a bill that could imprison doctors for assisting in suicide. Legislation is pending in other states to make it legal. A panel joins Diane to discuss the legal and political debate over end-of-life issues.

Dealing With Sequestration Fallout

March 4, 2013

Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.

Voting Rights Act Before The Supreme Court

February 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case about the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Diane and guests discuss the key issues in the case and the future of the landmark civil rights law.

Debate Over The Use Of Domestic Drones

February 21, 2013

Government agencies and private companies foresee many good reasons to use unmanned remote controlled aircraft in the our skies here at home, but some say adequate safeguards need to be established.

Jess Bravin: "The Terror Courts: Rough Justice At Guantanamo Bay"

February 20, 2013

Legal and moral issues continue to be raised about the military commissions set up to try foreigners allegedly involved with 9/11 terrorism. A journalist and a former prosecutor describe the history and challenges of the parallel system of justice at Guantanamo Bay.

Guns And Suicide

February 19, 2013

Two-thirds of the people who died from gunshot wounds in 2010 were suicides. Diane and guests talk about recognizing people at risk of suicide and whether reducing access to guns could lower U.S. suicide rates.

Friday News Roundup - International

February 8, 2013

Iran's supreme leader rejects direct talks with the U.S. Turmoil in Tunisia following the assassination of an opposition leader. And the remains of England's Richard III are found and identified. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Environmental Outlook: The Keystone XL Pipeline

February 5, 2013

For this month's Environmental Outlook: environmental, economic and political implications of the State Department's upcoming decision on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

The FCC’s Proposal For A Free Nationwide Wireless Network

February 5, 2013

The federal government wants to create a free wireless network across the U.S. to bridge the "digital divide." But some telecom companies oppose the idea. Diane and her guests discuss the pros and cons of free Wi-Fi service.

A Conversation With Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

January 30, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor joins Diane to talk about her journey from a Bronx housing project to the nation's highest court.

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