Law

Intelligence Bill

December 13, 2004

The nation's intelligence apparatus will be restructured under recently passed legislation, adding a national director of intelligence and a counterterrorism center, and changing the way the intelligence agencies work together. A panel...

Gregg & Gina Hill: "On The Run" (Warner Books)

November 5, 2004

The children of "Wiseguy" Henry Hill tell the true story of life inside the Mob. They recall the shockingly dysfunctional childhood they endured as victims of their father's outrageous behavior.

Supreme Court Stakes in the Presidential Election

November 1, 2004

A panel talks about how the outcome of Tuesday's election could affect the Supreme Court and the nation's laws.

Kirk Bloodsworth & Tim Junkin: "Bloodsworth" (Algonquin)

October 15, 2004

In 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl. Nine years later, he became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. Along with author Tim Junkin, he joins Diane to tell his story.

The Judiciary, the Law and the Next U.S. President

September 7, 2004

In his speech at the Republican convention, President Bush vowed to protect marriage from activist judges. A look at how the next U.S. President will shape the nation's courts and the interpretation of U.S. law, starting with the Supreme...

Free Speech and Monitoring the Public

August 19, 2004

A panel talks about tactics the FBI and other government workers are using to watch the public and head off criminal activities -- and why they're worrisome to civil libertarians.

Bryan Burrough: "Public Enemies" (The Penguin Press)

July 29, 2004

Author Bryan Burrough talks about the infamous criminals of the 1930s -- Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger and the like -- and about how J. Edgar Hoover's FBI took them on.

Robert Leuci: "All The Centurions" (William Morrow)

July 16, 2004

The former narcotics detective explains why he went undercover in the 1970s to expose the corruption and graft rampant in the New York City Police Department and the city's criminal justice system.

U.S. Sentencing Guidelines

July 15, 2004

The Supreme Court's "Blakely v. Washington" decision in June said that any factor used to determine a convicted person's prison sentence in Washington state must be admitted by the defendant or reviewed by a jury, not just a judge...

Reclassifying Security Information

June 28, 2004

Former FBI translator and interpreter Sibel Edmonds and the Project on Government Oversight have sued Attorney General John Ashcroft and the Justice Department for reclassifying national security information having to do with the FBI and...

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