Law

The Presidential Transition Process

November 6, 2008

A look at the presidential transition process and how challenges facing the nation will affect the make-up of the new administration.

Guantanamo and the Uighurs

October 21, 2008

The government and defense attorneys for seventeen Guantanamo detainees clash over a federal judge's order to release the men into the United States. Why the U.S. has held these Uighur Muslims seven years and what the judge's order may...

The Allegations against ACORN

October 20, 2008

John McCain and other Republicans accuse the grass roots community organization ACORN of attempting to steal next month’s presidential election. The organization says it has helped register one-point-three million low-income, minority...

James Bamford: "The Shadow Factory" (Doubleday)

October 15, 2008

A national security expert explains how the power and scope of the National Security Agency has grown since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. He explores the loss of privacy and whether it has made American's safer.

David Iglesias: "In Justice" (Wiley) (Rebroadcast)

October 5, 2008

One of the seven federal prosecutors fired by the Justice Department in 2006 offers his side of the story.

Diane Hammond "Hannah's Dream" (Harper)

October 2, 2008

A novelist explains how she turned her experience working with the star of Free Willy – a killer whale named Keiko – into a story about an aging caretaker and his beloved elephant. A look at fair and humane treatment for captive...

Laurence Steinberg "Rethinking Juvenile Justice" (Harvard University Press)

September 24, 2008

An expert on adolescent development explains why juvenile justice should be grounded in the best available psychological science rather than the harsh and ineffective policies of the past two decades.

Tom Gjelten: "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

September 21, 2008

Bacardi rum was once synonymous with Cuba. But after Castro's rise to power, the Bacardi family went into exile and moved its operations off of the island. Today, they own one of the world's largest family-owned spirit companies in the...

Laurence Tribe: "The Invisible Constitution" (Oxford)

September 17, 2008

No document in American history may be more revered than the Constitution. Laurence Tribe explains why what is not written into the revered document is just as important as the words on the framers wrote.

Tom Gjelten: "Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba" (Viking)

September 8, 2008

Bacardi rum was once synonymous with Cuba. But after Castro's rise to power, the Bacardi family went into exile and moved its operations off of the island. Today, they own one of the world's largest family-owned spirit companies in the...

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