Supreme Court

  • June 28, 1996  

    Elizabeth Farnsworth takes a look at the decision handed down by the Supreme Court today involving indecency on cable television. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1996  

    After another busy day at the U.S. Supreme Court, Margaret Warner talks with Stuart Taylor to survey the decisions, which included allowing women cadets into the Virginia Military Institute. Continue reading

  • June 24, 1996  

    The Supreme Court ruled today in two cases involving double jeopardy and the way this country has fought the drug problem. One case was from Michigan and the other from California. To look into these decisions we talk with Stuart Taylor, following a report on the California case by Jeffrey Kaye of KCET-Los Angeles. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    Kwame Holman reports on Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down five minority districts. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    In a 5-4 decision handed down by the Supreme Court on Thursday, five congressional districts in North Carolina and Texas ceased to exist. The states had designed the districts to contain a majority of minority voters. The Court held that any district based predominantly on race was unconstitutional. Continue reading

  • June 13, 1996  

    Charlayne Hunter-Gault takes a look at the Supreme Court ruling on the sentencing of the police officers who beat Rodney King. She is joined by David Savage, legal reporter for the LA Times. Continue reading

  • June 3, 1996  

    The Supreme Court heard a case Monday that will decide the constitutionality of one provision in the recently passed Anti-Terrorism Act. The act allows only one appeal to those convicted of murder and other capital offenses. Following Charlayne Hunter-Gault’s background report on the case, Jim Lehrer discusses today’s actions. Continue reading

  • May 20, 1996  

    Two notable rulings have been handed down by the Supreme Court today. One overturned a Colorado constitutional amendment banning laws meant to protect homosexuals from discrimination. The second ruling struck down $2 million in punitive damages awarded by an Alabama court to a doctor unhappy with the paint job on his new BMW. Continue reading

  • May 13, 1996  

    The Supreme court dealt with issues ranging from the Unabomber, to racism in drug arrests, to liquor advertising in Rhode Island. Stuart Taylor, correspondent for the “American Lawyer” and “Legal Times,” joins Charlayne Hunter-Gault to discuss the busy day that was. Continue reading

  • May 6, 1996  

    New strategies in metropolitan policing have led to a 2% drop in the national crime rate. But can the trend continue? Elizabeth Farnsworth reports on the recent successes and future challenges and then discusses these trends with three police chiefs. Continue reading