Supreme Court

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

Economic Update: Labor VS Capitalism

July 15, 2018

This week with Rick Wolff: Updates on Left victory in Mexico’s election; SCOTUS’s Janus decision; Trump’s Foxconn fakery in Wisconsin; the GOP’s forced labor for Medicaid beneficiaries; and the scapegoating of immigrants exposed; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the personal, psychological effects of a dying US empire

Trump’s Supreme Court: Capitalism and Democracy Can No Longer Coexist

July 10, 2018

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pushes the Supreme Court towards defending a far-right corporate state, says Henry A. Giroux the author of ‘American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism’

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 6, 2018

July 8, 2018

Dharna and Khalilah talk about the local movement for affordable housing, a workers strike at a local Target, the price of water, the prevalence of wrongful imprisonment and the effect of Justice Kennedy’s resignation on the Supreme Court

Polish Government Purges Judiciary to Ensure Free Reign

July 6, 2018

Prof. Bartosz M. Rydlinski explains the new program of the Law and Justice Party and the implications these ‘copy and paste’ policies from Hungary are having on Polish democracy

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

Trump Admin’s Roll-Back of Affirmative Action will Reduce Black Enrollment

July 3, 2018

Trump officials announced that schools and colleges should no longer use racial diversity as guideline for admissions. The consequence will be lower enrollment figures for people of color and a set-up for a new Supreme Court challenge to eliminate affirmative action entirely, says Kamau Franklin

Most Ignored and Most Far-Reaching Supreme Court Ruling Yet: Anti-Trust Law Hollowed Out

June 29, 2018

A major Supreme Court ruling, Ohio vs American Express, was completely ignored by most media outlets, even though it will have potentially devastating repercussions for consumers in the so-called ‘platform economy’: Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, Facebook, etc. White collar criminologist Bill Black explains the consequences

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Retirement: End of Roe v. Wade?

June 28, 2018

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement will represent a major blow to liberal precedents, as Trump will appoint a new justice now who will work to reverse them. Legal abortion, affirmative action, death penalty protections, will probably all be overturned, says Prof. Francis Boyle

Exclusive: Nurse Speaks Out Over Johns Hopkins’ ‘Anti-Union Campaign’

June 28, 2018

Hopkins nurse Kate Phillips says the hospital has prevented nurses from discussing the benefits of a union, and that the hospital faces a high attrition rate and low staff to patient ratios