July 1, 2014

SCOTUS Update: Harris v. Quinn Decision

July 1, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to another Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday, in the case of Harris v. Quinn. The Court's ruling states that state governments cannot force-unionize participants in state entitlement programs or force them to pay union dues as a condition of receiving help from the state.
July 1, 2014

SCOTUS Update: Hobby Lobby Decision

July 1, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to a debate over today's U.S. Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" decision, which ruled that some companies with religious objections may avoid the contraceptives requirement in the Affordable Care Act. This decision marks the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law.
June 24, 2014

On Election Day: State of Voting Rights with NAACP President Lorraine Miller

June 24, 2014 - Segment 3 - On the day of the Maryland primary election, we are joined by Lorraine Miller, Interim President and CEO of the NAACP, to discuss the state of voting rights, one year after the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Shelby County v. Holder.
April 24, 2014

Affirmative Action Decision At The Supreme Court

April 24, 2014 - Segment 3 - We host an in-depth discussion of this week's pivotal U.S. Supreme Court decision, which upholds Michigan's ban on racial preference in university admissions.
February 17, 2014

Larry Gibson on ‘Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice’

February 17, 2014 - Hour 1 - Larry S. Gibson, law professor from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and noted political strategist will discuss his book Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice. Gibson's book focuses on the early life of the civil rights icon.
November 27, 2013

What Do SCOTUS, Paula Deen & George Zimmerman Say About Race in America?

November 25, 2013 - Hour 1 - We examine race in American culture today, looking at the Supreme Court decision on voting rights, the Paula Deen controversy, and the George Zimmerman trial.
October 11, 2013

Upcoming Supreme Court Cases To Watch

October 11, 2013 - Segment 3 - We look at upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions with Brentin Mock, a New Orleans-based journalist who serves as lead reporter on Voting Rights Watch and Reporting Fellow for
June 27, 2013

SCOTUS Finds DOMA Unconstitutional; Says Proposition 8 Has No Standing, Resuming Gay Marriage In CA

June 27, 2013 - Segment 1 - We hear reactions to the Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8.