Law

Peter Heller: "The Whale Warriors" (Free Press)

November 13, 2007

The award-winning adventure writer describes his voyage to the Antarctic with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stop an illegal Japanese whaling fleet.

The Definition of Torture

October 31, 2007

The Senate Judiciary Committee has asked President Bush's nominee for Attorney General to clarify his views on whether a technique that simulates drowning known as waterboarding constitutes torture. We discuss new questions about harsh...

Supreme Court Preview

October 1, 2007

On the first day of the Supreme Court's 2007/2008 term, two best-selling authors provide a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse at the inner workings of the Court. They discuss how the personalities and philosophies of the Justices may...

Amy Zegart: Spying Blind (Princeton)

September 27, 2007

A professor of public policy offers her analysis of why the CIA and the FBI failed to adapt to the growing threat of terrorism before 9/11 and why, more than six years later, our country's intelligence systems remain inadequate.

The Jena Six and Civil Rights Activism

September 20, 2007

Racial confrontations and allegations of unequal justice in Jena, Lousiana have galvanized today's nationally-organized rally. A discussion of the Jena Six and where civil rights activism is headed.

Senator Christopher Dodd

September 17, 2007

As the U.S. debates its treatment of enemy combatants in the War on Terror, Senator Dodd considers the legacy of the Nuremberg trials after World War II. He's just published a book titled "Letters From Nuremberg" (Crown).

Bruce Watson: "Sacco & Vanzetti" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

September 3, 2007

Tomorrow marks the eightieth anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their trial was one of the most controversial in American history. And their case made them famous the world over. A fresh look at the...

Prosecutorial Misconduct

August 30, 2007

Former North Carolina prosecutor Michael Nifong was disbarred for withholding exculpatory evidence, dishonesty and fraud. What the case against the Duke lacrosse players may reveal about the power of prosecutors and the potential for...

Gonzales Resigns

August 27, 2007

Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigns.

Bruce Watson: "Sacco & Vanzetti" (Viking)

August 22, 2007

Tomorrow marks the eightieth anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their trial was one of the most controversial in American history. And their case made them famous the world over. A fresh look at the...

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