On Monday’s NewsHour…
SUPREME COURT: CHICAGO HANDGUN BAN | The Supreme Court struck down a Chicago handgun law, ruling that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live. Jeffrey Brown talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal for more. Then, Gwen Ifill gets two points of view on the decision from Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.
KAGAN CONFIRMATION HEARINGS | Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan faced her first day of confirmation hearings the Senate, with praise and criticism falling generally along party lines. Judy Woodruff talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about what lies ahead in the confirmation process.
RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENTS ARRESTED | The Justice Department has arrested 10 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly carrying out long-term, deep-cover assignments as illegal agents of the Russian government in the United States. Jeffrey Brown has the latest on the arrests.
REMEMBERING SEN. ROBERT BYRD | Gwen Ifill reports on the life and legacy of West Virginia’s Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member in the history of Congress. Byrd died Monday at the age of 92.
Monday’s anchors are Jeffrey Brown and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories a look at Web features, including more on Sen. Robert Byrd’s career in the Senate with links to stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting and a live stream of Judy Woodruff’s special coverage of Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
Plus, send us your questions for Marcia Coyle about Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
We hope you’ll join us.