Law

Supreme Court Upholds Federal Health Care Law

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Analysis of today's Supreme Court ruling, which largely upheld the Obama administration's signature health care law.

SCOTUS Rules On Immigration Law

Monday, Jun 25, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court declared three of the four parts in Arizona's immigration law unconstitutional. But having Arizona police check the immigration status in the normal course of duty is still very much allowed.

Egypt Chooses A President

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is claiming victory for its candidate in the country's closely-watched presidential election.

State Health Care Systems: Bracing For A Supreme Court Decision

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

As Maryland and Virginia await a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act--also known as Obamacare--they have taken different approaches to a looming 2014 deadline.

Secure Communities in DC

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

The D.C. Council unanimously passed emergency legislation to limit the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities, which went into effect Tuesday in the District.

"The Invisible War"

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

A new documentary gives voice to the women--and men--who say the military culture and command structure tolerates sexual assault.

Same Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships And Family Law

Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:25 p.m.

Many of us cross jurisdictional boundaries every day, but probably don't think much about it. When it comes to family law, though, where you live can make all the difference. From marriage and divorce to adoption and inheritance, we explore the different rights in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

The Census Bureau's American Community Survey

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

It's a wonky fight that could have real consequences in neighborhoods across the United States. We consider the purpose and future of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

A New Voter ID Law In Virginia

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Virginia is the latest in a string of states to implement new voter ID requirements in advance of this year's presidential election.

DNA And The Future Of Privacy

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

In 26 states, police can collect DNA samples before a suspect is convicted of a crime. Are new DNA applications challenging our ideas of privacy?

Police Tactics And Crime

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Critics argue that New York's aggressive "Stop and Frisk" policies lead to racial profiling, and may not even be effective. We explore the debates.

Benefits for Same-Sex Couples: What's Next for Fed Employees?

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

The ongoing legal fight over federal benefits for same sex couples...

Spiraling Rents in our Region

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Affordable rents in our region are disappearing fast; a recent report notes that today there are half the number of low cost units available a decade ago. We explore what's happening in the rental market, and how it affects all of our neighborhoods.

The Looming Showdown: Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.

Yesterday, voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage and civil unions. Now national attention will focus on Maryland, where activists are racing to compile enough signatures to bring a...

Doug Gansler Responds to Maryland DNA Ruling

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.

Doug Gansler joins us to discuss a recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling striking down expanded DNA collection...

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.