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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Supreme Court building. (Getty)

There’s more to yesterday’s Supreme Court announcements than the Arizona immigration case. Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, talks about the decisions on Montana’s campaign finance law and on life sentences for juveniles. Then, WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the latest in New York City’s budget deal. Plus: how Mexicans in this area are participating in the presidential elections in Mexico; who are you voting for in today’s primaries?; why governments and speculators are buying huge tracts of land; and how two middle school girls won a computer programming prize.

Supreme Court Decision Review

Slate senior editor and legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick talks about Monday's SCOTUS decisions, focusing on those prohibiting life without parole for juvenile offenders and overturning campaign finance limits in Montana.

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NYC and NJ Budget Deals

Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, talks about the latest on the budget deals in New York City and New Jersey and reports on the grim fiscal picture facing many of the area's cities and counties.

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Alexandra Delano, assistant professor of global studies at The New School and the author of Mexico and its Diaspora in the United States: Policies of Emigration since 1848, discusses how Mexicans in New York and New Jersey are participating in the upcoming Mexican presidential elections, and the #YoSoy132NY movement.  Diego Villarreal, a member of #YoSoy132NY, talks about the group's goals.

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Informal, Unofficial, Thoroughly Unscientific Exit Poll: NY Federal Races

Today is New York's primary for federal offices—President, senators, and representatives. Voters, let us know which candidates you support and why. Give us a call at 212-433-WNYC/9692 or post here!

→ Voting Day Resources: Guide from The Empire | Find Your (New) District | Candidate Interviews | Full Coverage

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Global Land Rush

Fred Pearce, author of the new book The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, reports on how food shortages and price spikes are leading speculators and agribusiness interests to buy up vast tracts of land around the globe.

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Gamer Girls

Sarah Lippman and Julia Weingaertner, 8th grade students at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and designers of the "Animal Inequalities" computer game, and Alicia Testa, a technology integrator and computer and math teacher at the school, talk about the class project that got middle school girls thinking about computer programming and won awards at the National STEM Video Game Challenge.

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