Law

Separation of Powers

May 30, 2006

Analysis of the current interplay between the branches of government, from the Rep. William Jefferson case to wartime initiatives.

Immigration reform and the border

May 16, 2006

Reaction to the President's speech on immigration and political prospects for reform.

Linda Diebel: "Betrayed" (Carroll & Graf)

April 28, 2006

In a new book a former journalist details the work of one of Mexico's best known human rights lawyers, Digna Ochoa, and why some believe her death in 2001 was a politically motivated murder covered up by top Mexican officials.

White House Disclosures

April 10, 2006

The White House calls it an authorized disclosure; Democrats in Congress call it a leak. Diane and her guests talk about the legal and political ramifications of a White House aide's testimony that both President Bush and Vice President...

War Crimes Tribunals

April 7, 2006

A discussion of the efforts to bring world leaders to justice for atrocities such as those committed in Iraq, Sierra Leone, Yugoslavia, and the Sudan.

Bruce Ackerman: "Before the Next Attack" (Yale)

April 6, 2006

The Yale University Professor of Law and Political Science writes about how to preserve civil liberties in an age of terrorism.

James Garbarino: "See Jane Hit" (Penguin)

February 21, 2006

A leading authority on juvenile violence explains why we may be witnessing a tipping point in the changing nature of physical aggression in American girls.

Presidents and Secrecy

February 20, 2006

Historians discuss how presidents have exercised secrecy in their administrations.

James Swanson: "Manhunt" (William Morrow)

February 10, 2006

After assassinating President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth eluded capture for 12 days. Author James Swanson recounts the hunt for Lincoln's killer and examines why an actor at the height of his fame would throw it all away in order to...

Edward Dolnick: "The Rescue Artist" (HarperCollins) (Rebroadcast)

January 16, 2006

In 1994, two men using only a ladder and a hammer managed to steal one of the world's best-known paintings. Author Edward Dolnick tells the story of the stealing of Edvard Munch's "Scream" and the half-English, half-American...

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