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Judgement Day Looms Near for Boston Marathon Bomber

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The prosecution in the trial of the admitted Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is winding down.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Bibi, Vidi, Vici" Edition

Friday, February 27, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Supreme Court's ObamaCare case, Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress, and whether Chris Christie's presidential campaign has already fizzled.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition

Friday, January 30, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Summons Court and Broken Windows

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

"Broken windows" offenses are often disputed in summons court. City Councilman, Rory Lancman, discusses what he discovered in a hearing on summons court.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The President Whisperer Edition

Friday, November 14, 2014

David Plotz, Emily Bazelon, and John Dickerson discuss the Supreme Court's new Affordable Care Act case, Obama's net neutrality stance, and the whisper campaign against White House aide Valerie Jarrett.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The You're a Facebook Lab Rat Edition

Friday, July 04, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson. This week: The High Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the impasse over immigration reform, and Facebook's ethically ambiguous research.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Davidson review this week's Supreme Court decisions.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Davidson review this week's Supreme Court decisions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The High Cost of Cop V. Cop Lawsuits in NJ

Thursday, June 19, 2014

In New Jersey, cops suing other cops accounts for expensive settlements, where costs are passed onto taxpayers. Independent journalist Sally Herships discusses why police departments don't seem to do much to mediate internal disputes before they go to court.

 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Live Nude Dancing at the Kitty Kat Lounge Edition

Friday, April 04, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: McCutcheon v. FEC clears the way for even more money in politics, Paul Ryan proposes a budget, and "Arguendo" dramatizes the Supreme Court.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The If You Listen Closely You Can Hear Clarence Thomas Shouting Edition

Friday, February 28, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon. This week: States seek to legalize gay discrimination, Clarence Thomas says nothing, and Spike Lee decries gentrification.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: Why Don't the Homeless Just Use Uber Edition

Friday, December 13, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The bipartisan budget deal, can Obama resurrect his second term, and the effect of the super rich on cities. Show notes at www.slate.com/gabfest."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debating Age Limits for Judges

Monday, November 04, 2013

Milton L. Williams, Jr., chair of the Fund and Committee for Modern Courts, partner at Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, and currently serving as co-chair of the Moreland Act Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, and Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, debate the New York ballot proposal 6 to raise the age limit for appeals court judges to 80.

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WNYC News

Mixed Reaction on Proposal Raising Judges' Retirement Age

Monday, October 28, 2013

One of the six ballot initiatives New Yorkers will see on November 5th calls for raising the retirement age of some judges to 80.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: "Do You Believe in the Devil?" Edition

Friday, October 11, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Shutdown continues, Justice Scalia speaks, and campaign finance gets a Supreme hearing.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drawing Guantanamo

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Janet Hamlin has been the sole court illustrator documenting the trials at the US Prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2006. Her book, Sketching Guantanamo will be published in October. 

Valentino: How did you come to work at Guantanamo?

Hamlin: The Associated Press was one of my clients and it was their turn to pool report from Guantanamo. They sent me for the first three trips and after that I started going as a freelancer. So, I kind of had a rut in the road, having been there the first three times. And it is a strange venue.

Valentino: What’s strange about it?

Hamlin: Usually, in the United States we can sit in the same physical space as the charged person, but in GITMO we are in a walled, glassed-in booth in the back that’s soundproof. So, you’re drawing from a distance. You’re drawing from the back and you’re drawing with a sound delay. The other thing is you’re dealing with is the constraint of your work being signed off by the Pentagon or the Homeland Security officer. Everything has to be signed and labeled before it can go out to media.

 

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Blasts Stop-and-Frisk Ruling

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at a judge's ruling finding the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

"This is a very dangerous decision," he said, "made by a judge that does not understand how policing works and what is compliant with the Constitution as determined by the Supreme Court."

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Argle-Bargle Gabfest

Friday, June 28, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: SCOTUS on same-sex marriage and the Voting Rights Act. Also, an epic filibuster in Texas.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Jeffrey Toobin and Ariel Levy on the Supreme Court gay-marriage decisions.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin and Ariel Levy on the Supreme Court gay-marriage decisions.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek Gabfest

Friday, June 07, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government tracks millions of Verizon phone calls, Chris Christie sets a date for the New Jersey senate election, and the Supreme Court rules on routine DNA

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jeffrey Toobin; 2013 Mayoral Race; NYC Library Awards

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker talks about the federal stop and frisk trial and the legal issues raised by the case here in New York City, as well as other national legal news. Then, WNYC’s Brigid Bergin talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including Anthony Weiner’s status. Plus: the launch of the nomination process for the “NYC Neighborhood Library Awards”; and a life featured on today’s New York Times obit page.