supreme court

Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Herbert London: Equality And The Court

The word “equality” is woven into the fabric of the nation. Despite the clause in the Declaration of Independence and Lincoln’s continual efforts to preserve it, most people assume we are born with different endowments, have different temperaments, behave in different ways and, most assuredly, are unequal. In fact, the more we as a nation emphasize individuality, the more likely inequality will result.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 26, 2013

6/26/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC newsman, Ray Graf and Stephen Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School.

SCOTUS - Voting Rights Act Decision
DOMA/Prop 8

7:48 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Mass. Dems Fault Court Ruling On Voting Rights Law

Credit wikipedia commons

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other top Democrats are criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.

The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a key provision of the law cannot be enforced unless Congress creates an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring.

Patrick called the decision "disappointing." He said many areas of the country are moving to limit access to the ballot and that politics is still "racially polarized" in states covered by the provision in the law.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed June 19, 2013

6/19/13 - Panel

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, our News Man, Ray Graf and Stephen Gottlieb, the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School. Joe Donahue moderates.

Today we're discussing recent Supreme Court decisions.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Congressional Corner with Brad Hays - Part 2

  The Supreme Court has some major rulings set to come down this year.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the Voting Rights Act ruling will be among the court’s most closely watched.

Commentary & Opinion
3:43 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Paul Elisha: The Accidental Curmudgeon

There’s a danger for commentators who gather listeners with age.  It’s a trap to be avoided at all costs; too easy to fall into and escapable only with the greatest of difficulty…  as this commentator can now attest, from bitter experience.  The trap?  A wily metamorphosis that turns commentators into ‘cussed’ curmudgeons.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon November 12, 2012

The Oath by Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin joins us to discuss The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court.

He and Joe Donahue have a longer discussion of the book in a Northshire Bookstore Off the Shelf event with a live Book Show taping on 11/17.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist by John Jenkins

John A. Jenkins joins us to discuss his book, The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist.

John A. Jenkins is president and publisher of CQ Press. He is a four-time recipient of the American Bar Association’s Gavel Award Certificate of Merit, the highest award in legal journalism.

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Arts & Culture
5:18 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Any Questions #55

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel don their finest black robes for a show about famous court cases.

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New England News
2:32 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

The Politics Of The Health Care Ruling In The Massachusetts US Senate Race

       WAMC"s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Springfield Massachusetts based political consultant Anthony Cignoli, who commented on the political impact of Thursday's US Supreme Court ruling.