Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court made a decision in the case New York Times v Sullivan that would forever alter the way journalists practiced journalism. Brooke speaks with Andrew Cohen, contributing editor at The Atlantic and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the decision's impact on the First Amendment.
Supreme Court audio courtesy of Oyez®, a multimedia judicial archive at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
With the arrest of a suspect in the Boston bombing, there are now a host of legal questions emerging. Should he have been immediately read his Miranda rights? Should he be labelled an "enemy combatant"? What kind of trial will Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get? Legal journalist Andrew Cohen, contributor to The Atlantic, legal analyst for 60 Minutes, and fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, provides context.
Voters in 38 states across the country also cast their votes yesterday on a total of 176 ballot measures. Among the initiatives that passed: Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular vote and Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use. Andrew Cohen is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and legal analyst for CBS' Sixty Minutes.
Forget the presidential hubbub. Millions of voters could wake up tomorrow in a state where marijuana is legal. Not medicinal, not decriminalized — legal. Andrew Cohen, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a legal analyst for 60 Minutes has more on the down-the-ballot measures that could change the country.