Law

Syria Intervention Politics: A View From The UK

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

In the aftermath of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, President Barack Obama appears to be weighing the options for a U.S. response. For two years, the White House and Congress have signaled a deep ambivalence about intervening in the conflict, while leaders in Britain and France have favored a more aggressive diplomatic and military posture.

"The Road To War" With Marvin Kalb

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Veteran journalist and foreign policy scholar Marvin Kalb talks about how more recent decisions to go to war were made and what they say about the evolution of executive power in the United States.

"Investment Immigration" And Virginia Politics

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

We explore why a visa program designed to attract foreign investment in the United States is making waves in Virginia's gubernatorial race.

Are D.C. Police Spying On Protesters?

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

D.C. activists have long suspected that police were infiltrating their meetings. Now, lawyers for an anti-sweatshop say they have evidence, courtesy of social media.

Medical Marijuana In The District

Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The first legal medical marijuana dispensary opened in the District last week, under some of the strictest oversight rules anywhere in the country. We explore what the District might learn from regulation around the country.

Public Defenders And The Sequester

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

Kojo chats with the federal public defender for the District of Columbia about how budget challenges are affecting legal representation for the poor.

Bradley Manning Verdict

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

The judge presiding over the court-martial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is expected to hand down a decision today. We get the latest from the courtroom and analysis of the decision.

The Future Of Guantanamo Bay's Detention Facility

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Lawmakers are once again focusing their attention on the future of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in the wake of a hunger strike by inmates and renewed calls by the president to shut it down.

Regulating Abortion Clinics

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Virginia's busiest abortion clinic closed its doors last week, unable to meet strict new rules imposed by the state. We explore how Virginia and Maryland -- where doctors, not legislators, wrote the new rules -- are handling the latest legislative skirmishes in the abortion battle.

The Story Of SCOTUSblog

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

SCOTUSblog is a little more than a decade old and runs on a budget of just a few hundred thousand dollars a year. But it's setting the pace for coverage of one of Washington's most challenging institutions to understand.

Catching And Prosecuting Pirates

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

Last week, three Somali men were convicted by a federal jury in a Norfolk, Va., court on charges that included piracy. We explore how companies and individuals are responding to the threat of piracy and the challenges of prosecuting the crime.

Diplomacy and the Edward Snowden Case

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden remains holed up in Moscow International Airport, weighing offers of asylum from several countries. We explore the diplomatic and legal issues around the case.

Local Perspectives On The George Zimmerman Verdict

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

While the George Zimmerman verdict may have settled the matter in court, it reignited conversations throughout the country -- and in our region -- about race, fairness and our justice system.

Pushing Back The Health Care Mandate

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Last week the Obama administration announced a delay in the implementation of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. We explore which other provisions of the law are affected, and what it means for consumers.

Same-Sex Marriage After DOMA

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

How the Supreme Court's ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act will affect same-sex couples and their families in the Washington area.

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