Law

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.

NSA Revelations Reverberate Through Europe

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

This weekend, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency has been spying on citizens and officials across the European Union. We explore the fallout.

Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

It's your turn to weigh in on recent local and national headlines.

The Supreme Court & Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued two landmark decisions that uphold same sex marriage, striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a California ban on same-sex marriage. We explore the impact locally and nationally.

The Supreme Court & Voting Rights

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional a major component of a landmark voting rights law. We explore the ruling and what it means both locally and around the country.

Obama Travels To Africa

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

As President Barack Obama travels to Africa, we explore issues on the agenda, including counter-terrorism, human rights and economic development.

The Supreme Court & Affirmative Action

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a lower court to reconsider a case examining the role of race in university admissions. Kojo connects with experts to examine the practical impact of today's ruling.

The Tug-Of-War Of International Extradition

Monday, Jun 17, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

Most U.S. allies resist sheltering those who flee U.S. criminal prosecution, but countries like Iceland, Ecuador and France have been notable exceptions. We examine how recent cases are adding new twists to international extradition agreements, and find out how political currents affect those seeking safe haven.

Your Turn

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.
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The ACLU is outraged, but many Americans aren't so upset about secret government surveillance. And former D.C. Council member Michael Brown admits taking bribes. It's your turn to discuss these and other headlines.

The Evolving Landscape For National Security And Privacy

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

Kojo chats with Washington Post investigative reporter Robert O'Harrow about the nature of the domestic surveillance programs disclosed by media outlets during the past week.

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