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Monday, March 19, 2012

Opponents of Proposition 8, California's anti-gay marriage bill, hold signs outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on February 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Getty)

David Boies and Ted Olson, the lawyers who fought against each other in Bush v. Gore, talk about joining forces to fight for gay marriage and against Prop 8. Plus: the Takeaway’s Todd Zwillich gives an update on progress in Congress; your reactions to the Rutgers spy-cam trial verdict and its legal ripples; and a closer look at a study which labeled Houston as the nation’s most diverse and most segregated city, plus a report on segregation in New York City.

After the Dharun Ravi Trial

Nancy Solomon, managing editor of New Jersey Public RadioEmily Bazelon, senior editor and court watcher at Slate, and WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal offer legal analysis of the Ravi conviction and the precedent this verdict sets.

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Washington Politics: Transportation, Taxes, More

While it may seem like all politics is geared towards the fall election, Congress continues to debate important bills. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, fills us in.

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Diversity and Segregation in New York City

Richard Alba, distinguished professor of sociology at CUNY and acting director of the Center for Urban Research discusses a new study on segregation in New York City and what it means to our understanding of diversity. Alba is the author of The Next Generation: Immigrant Youth in a Comparative Perspective, edited with Mary Waters, and Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America. And Jenifer Bratter, associate professor of sociology and the director of Race Scholars at Rice University, explains why Houston was recently declared the most diverse city but also a still segregated city.

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Olson and Boies: from Bush v. Gore to Prop 8

David Boies, chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner, defended Al Gore in 2000. He and Ted Olson, former solicitor general of the United States, discuss why, after arguing opposite sides in Bush v. Gore, they joined forces in defense of gay marriage and where the Prop 8 case is headed.

EVENT: See David Boies and Ted Olson in a discussion moderated by Bill Keller tomorrow night at the 92nd St. Y.

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Mike Daisey's This American Life

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent for Martketplace, talks about his reporting on This American Life, fact-checking Mike Daisey's story about factory conditions in China. On The Media host Brooke Gladstone joins the conversation.

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