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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Religion, Health, Corporations, And The Court

Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold some forms of contraception from their health plans.[i]

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Vermont City Suspends Buffer Zones

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In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision striking down Massachusetts’ reproductive facilities buffer zone law, the city of Burlington, Vermont has suspended its buffer zone.

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New England News
10:20 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Burlington Suspends Enforcement Of Buffer Zones

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In the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision nullifying Massachusetts’ reproductive facilities buffer zone law, the city of Burlington Vermont is temporarily suspending its buffer zone.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: The Anti-Union Court

The Court decided yesterday in Harris v. Quinn that at least some of the employees who work under a collective bargaining agreement don't have to share in the costs of negotiating that agreement. The Court says it violated their First Amendment rights. How many unions and employees it will apply to is still unclear but this is not the first move the Roberts Court has made in that direction.[i] Sometimes the patterns matter much more than the individual decisions, whether good or bad.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Cross State Pollution Rule

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution Rule that will force downwind polluters to stem emissions that travel into the Northeast.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon March 3, 2014

"License To Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples" By Kimberly Richman

    A critical reader of the history of marriage understands that it is an institution that has always been in flux. It is also a decidedly complicated one, existing simultaneously in the realms of religion, law, and emotion. And yet recent years have seen dramatic and heavily waged battles over the proposition of including same sex couples in marriage. Just what is at stake in these battles?

License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples by Kimberly D. Richman examines the meanings of marriage for couples in the two first states to extend that right to same sex couples: California and Massachusetts.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

    It’s a busy time of year for the Supreme Court.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss what’s on the docket.

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Supreme Court Recess Appointments Case

The Supreme Court heard argument yesterday about recess appointments. The Constitution says:

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

1/7/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Newsman, Ray Graf. Meteorologist, Paul Caiano, will join us for part of the show to talk about the record breaking cold weather.

Topics include:
Utah - Supreme Court
Cheney Out of Race
Yellen In
Polar Vortex
Biden in Albany
Burglary Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Congressional Corner With Brad Hays

    In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock discuss what’s on the docket at the Supreme Court.

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