Supreme Court

March 24, 2017
Sherrilyn Ifill (Credit: Speakerpedia)

Sherrilyn Ifill: American Politics and The LDF

March 24, 2017 - Segment 2 - We hosted a conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill, the seventh President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, regarding the hearings of the Neil Gorsuch nomination the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
March 8, 2016

Supreme Court & Reproductive Rights

March 8, 2016 - Segment 2 - We have a roundtable on reproductive rights issues in the Supreme Court.
June 24, 2014
Shelby County v. Holder

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
Thurgood Marshall

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
Voting Rights Rally

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
August 6, 2013
Signing of the Voting Rights Act

Anniversary of The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Where We Were & Where We Are Today

August 6, 2013 - Segment 1 - We begin our show with a reflection on the anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Our panel of guests will discuss the legacy of the Voting Rights Act and the state of voting rights in 2013, especially in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down core components of the Act.
July 26, 2013
States' voting laws being challenged by Department of Justice

Weekly News Roundup: Maryland’s MSA Test Results | DOJ Challenges States’ Voting Laws | NYPD On Racial Profiling

July 26, 2013 - Hour 1 - Dr. Kimberly Moffitt sits in as our guest host for our weekly news round table. The panel discussion will focus on this week's release of the Maryland State Assessment scores, showing a slight decline statewide, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling on voting rights, among other topics.
June 28, 2013
George Zimmerman Trial

National News Roundup: Supreme Court, Immigration & The Zimmerman Trial

June 28, 2013 - Segment 2 - We shift to a national focus with a roundtable discussing the week's headlines including the Supreme Court rulings, the Senate's immigration bill, and the George Zimmerman trial.
June 27, 2013
SCOTUS Rules on Doma, Prop 8

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.
June 26, 2013
affirmative action

Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

June 26, 2013 - Segment 2 - We discuss this week's Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in higher education, sending a lawsuit challenging the University of Texas' affirmative action policy back to lower courts.
June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Decision On Voting Rights

June 26, 2013 - Segment 1 - We discuss this week's Supreme Court decision striking down provisions of the Voting Rights Act with Ari Berman, Aderson Francois, and Michael Higginbotham.
May 22, 2013
Michael Moss' Salt Sugar Fat

Sound Bites: Arsenic In Our Chicken; Supreme Court’s Monsanto Ruling; Bay Oysters; and Salt Sugar Fat

May 22, 2013 - Hour 1 - This week on Sound Bites, we learn about a study measuring arsenic in the chicken we eat, seed giant Monsanto's victory in the Supreme Court, and oyster restoration projects in the Chesapeake Bay. Then, we talk to Michael Moss about his book on processed food and America's obesity crisis: Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.
March 18, 2013
Clarence Gideon - Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright

50th Anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainwright Decision

March 18, 2013 - Segment 3 - We mark the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court decision that required state courts to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who are unable to afford attorneys with Doug Colbert, Law Professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and others.
March 6, 2013
Monsanto in the Supreme Court, Roundup Ready seeds

Sound Bites: Monsanto In The Supreme Court; Plastic In Our Food; Visions For Transforming The Food System

March 6, 2013 - Hour 2 - It's a new episode of Sound Bites. We'll look at the Bowman vs. Monsanto case, recently heard in the Supreme Court, which addresses the question of who owns the rights to Monsanto's genetically engineered RoundUp Ready seeds, plastics in our food, and visions for transforming the food system.
March 5, 2013
Sherrlyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund

Sherrilyn Ifill, In Defense Of The Voting Rights Act of 1965

March 5, 2013 - Segment 2 - We get an update on the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that is currently being challenged in the Supreme Court from Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
February 27, 2013
The Supreme Court hears the Voting Rights Act

Supreme Court Hears Voting Rights Act of 1965

February 27, 2013 - Segment 1 - We begin our show tonight with a look at the crucial debate taking place today in the U.S. Supreme Court, which could potentially strike down key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.