A Virginia State Senator joins us to talk about the ongoing struggle to pass a budget in the Commonwealth. A former Obama appointee tells us why he's running for Prince George's County executive. From Metro to Medicaid, we talk about the week's biggest regional news on the Politics Hour.
In 2008, two Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to a noise complaint for a house party in D.C. When they arrived, contradictory accounts among partygoers who said that a woman named “Peaches” invited them led the officers to arrest 21 attendees for unlawful entry. While the charges were ultimately dropped, 16 of those arrested sued the District, sparking a decade-long court battle that ended last week with a Supreme Court ruling defending the police officers’ actions. Kojo discusses how this party wound up in the nation’s highest court and what the judges’ unanimous ruling says about policing in local neighborhoods.
- Ann E. Marimow Reporter, Washington Post
- Christy Lopez Distinguished Visitor from Practice, Georgetown University Law School
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