Politics

  • July 9, 1997  

    As Congress prepares to debate the agreement reached between 40 states’ attorneys general and the tobacco industry, a report by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop and former FDA commissioner David Kessler questions the wisdom of endorsing the proposal. Kessler and Matthew Myers discuss the possible impact of the proposal. Continue reading

  • July 4, 1997   BY Admin 

    On a day meant to celebrate our independence and our diversity, the Online NewsHour is reminded of a fascinating, symbolic coincidence in our history. Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • July 3, 1997  

    With a whirlwind of significant rulings, the Supreme Court ended its term recently. Now that the dust has settled, the NewsHour examines the high profile cases and the future direction of the Court. Continue reading

  • June 27, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Brady gun law, ruling 5 to 4 that the Federal government couldn’t make local sheriffs run background checks on handgun purchasers. The NewsHour’s Betty Ann Bowser and Stuart Taylor of the American Lawyer provide background. Continue reading

  • June 27, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Brady gun law, ruling 5 to 4 that the Federal government couldn’t make local sheriffs run background checks on handgun purchasers. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    Voting unanimously, the US Supreme Court ruled that states may outlaw doctor-assisted suicides. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that states may outlaw doctor-assisted suicides. Now, the lawyers who argued the case in court debate the verdict. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading