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What the SCOTUS Rulings on Gay Marriage Could Mean for NY

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's ruling on DOMA and California's Prop 8 could have implications for thousands of already-married same-sex couples in New York.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SCOTUS Cases; State of Cancer Treatment; SAT Prep; Frugal Flying

Monday, March 25, 2013

This week the Supreme Court docket includes challenges to the same-sex marriage cases of DOMA and Proposition 8. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman explains what the outcomes might mean for New Yorkers. Plus: John Katzman of the Princeton Review on acing the ACT and SAT; an update on the state of cancer treatment; and what data tells us about how to travel on the cheap.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Attorney General Schneiderman: SCOTUS, DOMA, VRA

Monday, March 25, 2013

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, gathered a 16-state coalition to urge the court to overturn DOMA. He talks about what’s at stake for New Yorkers in this case, as well as in the Voting Rights Act case argued earlier this month.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Justice Sotomayor in the House

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, fresh off her role in the inauguration of President Obama's second term, joins Brian Lehrer to talk about her new memoir and her life on the bench.

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Life of the Law

Tough Crowd

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Is the law ever a laughing matter? We present to you a brief history of attempted comedy in the toughest room in the country—the Supreme Courtroom.

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WNYC News

Analysis: A Look at the NY Gay Marriage Case Before SCOTUS

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge federal marriage laws. One of those cases is from New York. Here to shed some light on the case and what’s at stake is Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Supreme Court Takes on Controversial AZ Voter ID Law

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The justices are considering whether the state can require proof of citizenship when people register to vote.

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Opinion: Too Tired to Talk About Affirmative Action

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I am tired of explaining why it is  still necessary in the 21st Century. I am tired of the  divisiveness of the discussion. I am tired of having to justify my  place at the table. Just tired. 

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WNYC News

As Supreme Court Weighs Race and Admissions, Area Schools Watch and Wait

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Wednesday on whether the University of Texas at Austin wrongly discriminated against a white woman who sought admission in 2008. The decision could have broad implications, and a wide range of interested parties in New York City are watching the case closely.

Is affirmative action racism? See what WNYC viewers thought.

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WNYC News

A Defender of Landmark Affirmative Action Decision, University President Weighs SCOTUS Case

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

It’s a topic Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, is very familiar with. It was during his tenure as president of the University of Michigan that the Supreme Court  upheld the affirmative action policies of the university’s law school in the landmark 2003 case Grutter v. Bollinger.

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It's A Free Blog

Explainer: What to Watch for in this Action-Packed Supreme Court Term

Monday, October 01, 2012

There are so many good cases and issues to consider this term, I can’t write about them in a single post.

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Opinion: Party Loyalty is Overrated

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The American political system was constructed and remains a machine designed to slow down - not expedite - policy.

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The Takeaway

From the 60s to the Supreme Court with Kurt Andersen

Friday, July 06, 2012

Kurt Andersen is a man of many talents. In addition to hosting Studio 360, Andersen just published a new novel, "True Believers." What does the new novel, based mostly in the 1960s, say about change in the United States?

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Opinion: How to Target Swing Voters After Health Care Decision

Monday, July 02, 2012

Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.

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The Takeaway

In the Wake of Yesterday's Decision, Republicans Discuss Their Next Steps

Friday, June 29, 2012

Republicans got to work immediately deciding how yesterday’s decision on the Affordable Care Act should inform their game plan going forward. A year and a half ago, House Republicans passed a bill to repeal the healthcare law. Those Republicans met again yesterday to plan out their next steps in the months ahead.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SCOTUSblog is On It

Friday, June 29, 2012

Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog and a partner at Goldstein & Russell, a law firm specializing in Supreme Court litigation, discusses the Stolen Valor ruling—and SCOTUSblog's coverage of the Supreme Court this session.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How States Are Handling The Health Care Ruling

Friday, June 29, 2012

Christine Vestal, health policy reporter for Stateline, a news service from the Pew Center on the States, discusses how states are reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which upheld the law but allowed states to opt out of some elements.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Rhetoric on Healthcare Reform

Thursday, June 28, 2012

On the heels of today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, Propublica’s Charlie Ornstein and The Economist’s Charlotte Howard take a look back at the political talking points which engulfed what came to be known as “Obamacare.”

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It's A Free Country ®

Post-Ruling, Obama Takes GOP Line on Jobs as Romney Vows Repeal

Thursday, June 28, 2012

President Obama used one of the GOP’s favorite talking points against them in the wake of Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act.

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It's A Free Country ®

Chat Transcript: Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court’s decision today affirms the constitutionality of Barack Obama's signature health care law and the individual mandate that was at the heart of the case.

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