December 13, 2010
In the latest in a spate of challenges to the sweeping health care reform law, a Virginia judge said certain provisions, including an individual insurance coverage requirement, were unconstitutional. Betty Ann Bowser reports then Gwen Ifill speaks with Neera Tanden of the Center For American Progress and attorney David Rivkin.
December 8, 2010
The Supreme Court weighed the constitutionality of a controversial Arizona immigration law that penalizes employers who hire illegal workers. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal walks through Wednesday's arguments and the legal issues at play.
December 7, 2010
The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is just one of the many problems he and his secrets-exposing website now face as the U.S. explores possible prosecution on espionage charges. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Smith, former CIA general counsel, and Abbe Lowell, who has defended clients on espionage charges.
December 6, 2010
As lawmakers search for possible bipartisan agreement on Bush-era tax cuts, some Democrats are asking if the price of compromise is too high. For more on what is turning into a bitter divide among liberals, Gwen Ifill speaks with Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake.com and Jim Kessler of Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank.
November 30, 2010
California's prisons house 144,000 inmates -- a significantly higher number than the facilities are designed to hold. In 2009, a judge ordered that the number be reduced to 111,000, still 30,000 more than intended. Gwen Ifill gets details from Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal.