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Ferguson braces for grand jury ruling

November 19, 2014
As Ferguson, Missouri, awaits a grand jury’s decision on whether to indict the police officer who shot teenager Michael Brown in August, Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and instituted a council of local leaders and law enforcement to address tensions. Gwen Ifill gets analysis from Danielle Belton of Clutch Magazine Online and Susan McGraugh of Saint Louis University.
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Supreme Court considers line between racial and partisan gerrymandering

November 13, 2014
After the 2010 census, the Republican-led Alabama legislature redrew state legislative districts. But their plan was challenged for being a racial gerrymander and violating voting rights. To examine the case's move to the Supreme Court, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal joins Gwen Ifill.
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Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

October 23, 2014
Kimberly Kindy, Sari Horwitz | The Washington Post
Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.
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How voter ID confusion, early voting could affect turnout in November elections

October 21, 2014
In 18 states, recent court rulings have changed requirements in the weeks before Election Day. Special correspondent Kelley McHenry of UNC-TV reports on the confusion over the new regulations in North Carolina. Gwen Ifill sits down with Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss factors that could swing the vote.
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How Sotomayor influences the Court behind the scenes

October 20, 2014
Since 2009, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has brought her unique style to a traditionally reserved Supreme Court. In “Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice,” Reuters journalist Joan Biskupic explores how the court’s first Latina justice is making her mark. Biskupic joins Gwen Ifill for an inside look.
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Supreme Court rules on voting rights, Obama & Romney raise 2014 campaign cash

October 10, 2014
Voter ID laws blocked, President Obama's role in Election 2014, and AP history in Colorado.
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Court Could Confront Marriage, Abortion, Affirmative Action in New Term

October 6, 2014
Pete Williams | NBC News
If the stars align, the Supreme Court term that begins Monday could be one of the most momentous in decades, with decisions on same-sex marriage, abortion, and affirmative action.
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Some Blacks See Secret Service as Flawed Shield for the President

October 3, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents?
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