Law

Preserving D.C.'s Archives

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Long-stalled plans to centralize and modernize DC Archives are now underway, and a newly formed group calling itself Friends of DC Archives are joining in.

Public Prayer and Local Government

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.
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A divided Supreme Court ruled this month that town boards can begin their meetings with sectarian prayers. The 5-4 decision involving a New York town had an immediate impact in Maryland, where a federal judge lifted an injunction against...

New Twists Further Delay Guantanamo Trials

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Allegations that FBI tried to turn a member of the defense team into an informant and that the CIA cut the sound system in a courtroom are slowing progress in the Guantanamo Bay trials.

Search, Seizure and Smartphones: The Future of the Fourth Amendment

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

The Fourth Amendment protects us from “unreasonable searches and seizures” by the government, but today's technology is introducing a whole new set of questions about what qualifies as “unreasonable.” Kojo looks at the future of the Fourth Amendment in the digital age.

Using Title IX to Address Sexual Assault on Campus

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for their handling of sexual violence complaints. We talk with the head of the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights.

Your Turn: Voter ID Laws Suffer Blow, Changes Coming to Pepco

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

On Wednesday, nuclear energy giant Exelon bought energy utility Pepco, sparking hopes of improved service for local residents. It's 'your turn' to weigh in on those and other stories in the news.

Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

General Mills found itself in a media storm when it changed its legal policy, waiving the customer's right to sue if they have "liked" the company on Facebook or bought the product. We look at what consumers need to know.

New Driver's Licenses Comply with REAL ID Act

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

The District of Columbia is set to issue drivers licenses that comply with federal law intended to make it harder for terrorists to get fake IDs. We look at how the change affects you.

Mesh Networks and Spying Online

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

We learn about the potential uses for off-the-grid systems both overseas and in the U.S.

True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 at 1:35 p.m.

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

A Lime Shortage and Our Food Market

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:42 p.m.

Ninety-eight percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, where a confluence of factors have led to a shortage of the fruit. We explore what's behind the spike in lime prices.

Fair Pay and the Workplace

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

Although the Equal Pay Act has been on the books since 1963, court decisions over the years have weakened the law, and a culture of secrecy around salaries is still the norm in most workplaces. We explore the complex issues around pay equity.

The Future of D.C.'s Marijuana Debate

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

Both Maryland and the District moved recently to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, but activists in D.C. are pivoting to a new effort to legalize marijuana entirely.

D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code. But until recently, most residents didn't have direct online access to the code itself.

A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.

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