President Obama’s executive actions on immigration have been delayed after a federal judge in Texas ruled it didn’t follow proper legal procedure. Alan Gomez of USA Today and Stephen Legomsky of Washington University Law School join Judy Woodruff to discuss what may happen in the courts and how it affects the millions of people who were supposed to be shielded from deportation. Continue reading
Thomas wrote that the court “looks the other way as yet another federal district judge casts aside state laws” and that “this acquiescence may well be seen as a signal of the court’s intended resolution of that question.” Continue reading
While not admitting wrongdoing, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services agreed to pay almost $1.4 billion to settle allegations by the Justice Department that credit ratings for high-risk mortgage securities mislead investors before the 2008 financial crisis. Judy Woodruff discusses implications of the penalty with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Lynn Stout of Cornell University. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A bill aimed at reducing a suicide epidemic among military veterans is on its way to the president for his signature.
Juvenile offenders kept under supervision close to home, rather than in secure, state-run facilities, are significantly less likely to be arrested again or commit more serious crimes, according to a new study. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Xavier McElrath-Bey of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth and Michael Thompson of the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has been receptive in recent years to immigrants who are fighting deportation from the United States over minor drug crimes. On Wednesday, the justices entertained the least serious transgression yet — the case of a Tunisian man who was deported after he pleaded guilty in Kansas state court to possessing drug paraphernalia.