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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

High Court Looks at Race in College Admissions

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Nine years after the Supreme Court said colleges and universities can use race in their quest for diverse student bodies, the justices have put this divisive social issue back on their agenda in the middle of a presidential election campaign.

Chief Justice John Roberts in a 2007 case wrote that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” Do you agree or disagree? Tell us why.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jeffrey Toobin on The Oath

Friday, October 05, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin takes a close look at the Supreme Court and its relationship to the White House. His new book The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court documents how, from the moment Chief Justice John Roberts blundered through the Oath of Office at Barack Obama's inauguration, the relationship between the Supreme Court and the White House has been confrontational. Barack Obama and John Roberts are completely at odds on almost every major constitutional issue.

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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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The Takeaway

Affirmative Action to Warrantless Wiretapping: The Upcoming Supreme Court Term

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Supreme Court begins its 2012-2012 term today, just months after announcing its decision on the Affordable Care Act. While the Court has announced only half of the cases it will hear over the next nine months, Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, explains that the Justices already have a number of contentious issues on the calendar.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: As New Supreme Court Term Starts, a Look at Business-Related Case

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Supreme Court begins a new term Monday with a docket full of cases pertinent to the business community. This week, WNYC's Money Talking examines the business implications of the cases, as well as how the court's 5-4 conservative-liberal split will play out.

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It's A Free Blog

Review | Power Play: Toobin’s Take on the Rocky Relationship of the Obama Administration and the Roberts Court

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin's latest book The Oath is not just a title.  It is the beginning.  He starts his new book with the oath.  The president's oath, that is.

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The Takeaway

The Price of Inaction

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act seems like a win for the uninsured, but according to the Congressional Budget Office, over three million people could wind up uninsured because of the ruling.

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It's A Free Country ®

Health Care Reform Cheaper After Supreme Court Ruling: CBO

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The CBO revised its estimate for the cost of "Obamacare" after the Supreme Court decided the Medicaid expansion, as designed in the law, was unconstitutional.

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It's A Free Country ®

Breaking Down the Romney Fundraising Advantage

Monday, July 23, 2012

For the second straight month, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party raised more money than Barack Obama and the Democrats, campaign filings released last Friday reveal.

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It's A Free Blog

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 Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of the Roberts Court

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses what we now know about John Robert’s path to supporting the individual mandate, and reports of a schism among conservatives on the nation's highest court.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Why Romney Has Terribly Bungled His Response to Obamacare

Thursday, July 05, 2012

In the week following the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld President Obama's health care plan, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign simultaneously called it a tax, and not a tax.

This incident revealed two things of importance going forward.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Health Care Evolution

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Robert H. Frank, The New York Times writer of “Economic View,” Cornell economics professor, and author of The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, looks at how health insurance has evolved in the U.S. and what the Supreme Court's decision means for the future.

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It's A Free Blog

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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It's A Free Country ®

How this Year's Supreme Court Rulings Affects Immigrants

Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Supreme Court justices have been rather productive this week and their rulings will impact the lives of all of us who live in this country, including those who have chosen the United States as their adopted home, with or without proper documentation.

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The Takeaway

A Look Back at a Dramatic Week at the Supreme Court

Friday, June 29, 2012

It’s been a dramatic week at the Supreme Court. At the start of the week, the Court ruled on Arizona Immigration, upholding the "show me your papers" provision. It also ruled that mandatory sentences of life without parole for children under 17 were unconstitutional. Then on Thursday, it upheld most of the Affordable Health Care Act.

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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

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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