The Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Chicago’s ban on handguns. Jim Lehrer speaks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how the court’s ruling could affect gun rights, especially on the state and local level. Continue reading
On a cold December night in 1959, The Second City opened in the Old Town section of Chicago in a small space that had been previously been a hat shop and Chinese laundry. Fifty years later, Second City stakes claim to having been the training ground for scores of now-household names.
A Chicago man with ties to Pakistani high society was arraigned in federal court Wednesday for his alleged role in plotting last year’s terror strike in Mumbai. Jim Lehrer talks to a reporter for an update. Continue reading
In other news, more than 200 people in Iran have been arrested in a broad crackdown against opposition protesters, and a death row inmate in Ohio was executed using a method never before used on a human. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown examines first lady Michelle Obama’s ancestral path as the descendant of a slave. Continue reading