law

Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Would Bring “the End of Modern Environmental Law”

July 19, 2018

Professor Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity says that though Brett Kavanaugh gives lip service to the climate crisis, his record shows he won’t support environmental regulation—in short, Professor Snape says, he’s like Voldemort

How Will Kennedy’s Resignation Effect the Supreme Court?

July 6, 2018

On the Marc Steiner Show, Marc talks with law professor and historian Michael Higginbotham about the role the Supreme Court has in advancing—or preventing—civil rights wins in the USA

Groundbreaking Abortion Access Bill Passes in Oregon Despite National Hostility to Reproductive Rights

August 29, 2017

Laurel Swerdlow of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon says that though the state had no restrictions on abortion access, “a right without access is no right at all”

Swiss Bank That Facilitated U.S. Tax Evasion Continues To Avoid Prosecution

February 27, 2014

Bill Black: Although Credit Suisse helped ultra-wealthy Americans evade taxes, the bank will face no prosecution due to Swiss bank secrecy laws and a heedless U.S. Justice department

Food Stamps Among The Most Effective Economic Stimulus

February 7, 2014
Working age adults now make up the majority of food stamp recipients, but would raising their hourly wage get them off food stamps?

Thousands Protest Forced Urbanization of Israel’s Bedouin

December 1, 2013

On Saturday, November 30th, thousands gathered in the Negev in Southern Israel to protest the government’s forced urbanization plan of the desert’s Bedouin indigenous people. The plan, called Prawer-Begin after its authors passed first reading of three by the Israeli parliament in June, and sparked mass mobilization. The biggest of the protests was in the…

Sarah Harrison and Jeremy Hammond: People Have A Right to the Truth

November 6, 2013

Michael Ratner: Jeremy Hammond faces ten years in prison Nov. 15 for major act of civil disobedience hacking global intelligence

Breathless and Burdened

November 5, 2013
World-renowned Johns Hopkins Medicine forced to suspend program after investigation finds one doctor reviewed 1,500 cases and never found an instance of black lung, denying coal miners disability benefits Johns Hopkins Medicine suspended its black lung program after an investigation revealed that Hopkins doctors made questionable medical assessments resulting in denied disability benefits for thousands…

Bill de Blasio

November 5, 2013
Ari Paul: Serious questions remain over NYC mayor-elect De Blasio’s progressive credentials