Law

Presidential Powers at a Time of War

February 1, 2007

The Bush Administration returns to federal court to defend a lawsuit against its warrantless surveillance program. And the handling of the Iraq war deepens debate over executive powers.

Richard Clarke: "Breakpoint" (Putnam)

January 23, 2007

The counterterrorism czar to Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush presents his latest novel. It's a tale of cyber-insecurity, the growing threat from China, and a not too distant future where advances in science and technology threaten...

Jeffrey Rosen: "The Supreme Court" (Times Books)

January 10, 2007

A look at how the temperament of a supreme court justice can and does influence court rulings. Law professor and legal affairs reporter Jeffrey Rosen examines four crucial eras in the history of the Court and explains how larger-than-life...

Readers' Review: "The Stranger" by Albert Camus (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2006

Diane invites listeners to participate in a discussion of this classic French novel about an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.

James Olson: "Fair Play" (Potomac Books)

December 18, 2006

Americans have always had a love - hate relationship with spying. A former high-ranking CIA officials examines the moral dilemmas often associated with clandestine work.

Andrew Koppelman: "Same Sex, Different States" (Yale)

November 29, 2006

A law professor discusses which state laws should govern in specific situations as gay couples travel or move from place to place.

Readers' Review: "The Stranger" by Albert Camus

September 27, 2006

Diane invites listeners to participate in a discussion of this classic French novel about an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach.

Corporate Spying, Pretexting, and Beyond

September 21, 2006

A look at the Hewlett-Packard case, techniques used to gain private information, and the debate over legal remedies.

Moazzam Begg: "Enemy Combatant" (The New Press)

September 19, 2006

A second-generation British Muslim accused by the U.S. of being a terrorist provides a first-person account of his experience as a Guantanamo Bay detainee. Reporter Tim Golden, who has written about Moazzam Begg and the prison camp at...

Louise Richardson: "What Terrorists Want" (Random House)

September 14, 2006

A terrorism expert examines the motivations of militant groups across the world and how to contain their violence.

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