Law

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...

Guantanamo

August 22, 2007

President Bush recently reaffirmed the goal of closing the prison camp for security detainees at Guantanamo Bay. But finding countries to take in cleared prisoners and what to do with those who remain suspects remain major challenges.

Domestic Terrorism

August 16, 2007

A new report by the New York Police Department examines how radicalization could turn American residents into active terrorists. What is known about the domestic threat and the law enforcement response.

Alan Krueger: "What Makes A Terrorist" (Princeton)

August 7, 2007

A leading economist explains why most terrorists come from middle-class, often college-educated backgrounds and are not poor and illiterate. A look at the economic roots of terrorism.

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