Scientists are warning that communities near the Chesapeake Bay are at risk because rising sea levels. Last week, public officials joined environmentalists to explore how businesses and institutions in Annapolis, including the Naval Academy, could be affected by rising waters and potential floods. Join Kojo as explore what communities are doing to prepare for the potential effects of climate change throughout the Chesapeake watershed.
Today’s Supreme Court often divides along ideological lines, especially on hot-button issues like abortion and civil rights. But some say a pro-business slant is actually bringing the Justices together. We explore how the Court approaches business-related cases, and why so many cases are being decided by a ‘reduced’ panel of justices.
- Jeffrey Rosen Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School; Legal Affairs Editor, The New Republic; Author, "The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America" (Times Books)
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