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Supreme Court Decides if Genes Can be Patented, Gang of Eight to Release Immigration Proposal

Monday, April 15, 2013

'Gang of Eight' to Introduce Bipartisan Immigration Bill This Week | Has the Pathway to Citizenship Been Ill-Conceived? | Can Companies Patent Human Genes? | Hugo Chavez's Political Heir Maduro Wins Presidency | Why the Rich Don't Give to Charity | Deduction Reductions | Deduction Reductions

The Leonard Lopate Show

Capital Punishment and the Supreme Court

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien discuss the crucial links between landmark capital-punishment cases and the lethal crimes at their root. The cases reported are truly "the cases that made the law"—and have defined the parameters that judges must follow for a death sentence to stand up on appeal. In Murder at the Supreme Court they tell how, in 1969, Supreme Court justices cast votes in secret that could have signaled the end of the death penalty, but the justices' resolve began to unravel.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Political Conversations and Politial Prisoners

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Martin Clancy and Tim O’Brien talk about how the Supreme Court has shaped the death penalty. We’ll look back at the debate over whether the United States should enter World War II—before Pearl Harbor changed everything. Blaine Harden tells the story of a man who managed to escape one of North Korea’s political prison camps. Dr. Mamphela Remphele on her frustration with South Africa’s ANC.

The Washington Report

How Serious is the Bluster from North Korea?

Monday, April 01, 2013

In the 60 years since the end of the Korean war, it’s hard to remember a time when the United States seemed more on edge about North Korea. The U.S. has sent B-2 stealth bombers over the peninsula in recent days and Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, has threatened the destruction of American cities. This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discusses the ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Arguments: Day 2

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the 1996 law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). President Clinton signed it, but no longer supports it and neither does President Obama's justice department. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and panelist on Gabfest Radio, dissects yesterday's arguments.

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The Takeaway

Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as an institution in the United States.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DOMA in Court; Mayoral Race Update; Value of Cooperation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yesterday the Supreme Court shifted its focus from Proposition 8 to the Defense of Marriage Act. Slate's Emily Bazelon provides analysis of the arguments for and against its constitutionality and takes your calls on the week's proceedings and the future of same-sex marriage. Plus: David Chen of the New York Times discusses his piece on Christine Quinn as part of a reporters' roundtable on the latest mayoral race news; the value of cooperation as a skill; and why women in their 20s feel conflicted about sexual freedom.

WNYC News

At Bronx Diner, Views on Gay Marriage as Varied as the Menu

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Crown Diner in the Bronx is a few blocks from Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Supreme Court. It’s where vendors and fans, law clerks and lawyers grab donuts and omelets. And it’s where opinions on same-sex marriage vary. “The world is changing and they need to move along with the change,” says one patron.

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WNYC News

Listen and Read: Supreme Court DOMA Arguments

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Listen to the full audio of oral arguments made before the Supreme Court about the Defense of Marriage Act and read an entire transcript of the remarks. 

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The Takeaway

Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Arguments: Day 1

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Geoffrey Stoneprofessor at the University of Chicago Law School, dissects the arguments before the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Proposition 8 referendum, which affirmed that gay marriage would not be recognized in California.

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The Takeaway

Atheism's Big Spender, Changing Definitions of Marriage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court | Meet the Atheism Movement's Big Spender | Venture Capitalists Invest in Younger and Younger Entrepreneurs | Where in the Solar System Is Voyager 1? | The Definition of Marriage Shifting in U.S.

WNYC News

David Boies on Gay Marriage Hearings: Premature to Predict Prop 8's Future

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

David Boies is the lead counsel on the constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 8, the state's same-sex marriage ban that went before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. 

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels.

+ Brian Lehrer Show: Gay Marriage Demonstrations Live from National Mall

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WNYC News

Listen and Read: Supreme Court Prop. 8 Arguments

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Listen to the full audio of oral arguments made before the Supreme Court about Proposition 8 and read the entire transcript.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Live from the Mall: Gay Marriage Demonstrations

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As the Supreme Court hears arguments in the first of two same-sex marriage cases before it this week, Michael Lavers, staff writer for Washington Blade checks in from the Washington Mall where competing demonstrations are planned.

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The Takeaway

Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court, Managing Our Digital Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court | Should Doctors Be Compelled to Share Genetic Information with Patients? | Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

The Takeaway

For Sale: Supreme Court Seats

Monday, March 25, 2013

Two historic cases on gay marriage Tuesday and Wednesday, and, as you'd guess, the public wants in. But it turns out there are many in line who might not really care what's going on inside.

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On The Media

Behind a Big Supreme Court Case

Friday, March 22, 2013

In the next couple of months the Supreme Court will issue a decision in the case of Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin. The case may determine the future of Affirmative Action, but news coverage that centers on the sympathetic plaintiff in the case misses a fascinating back story. Bob talks with ProPublica reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones about the case.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jeffrey Toobin on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jeffrey Toobin discusses his article “The Heavyweight,” about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lasting influence. “The Heavyweight” appears in the March 11 issue of The New Yorker.

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