Tag: law-justice
BillJames-05-20-11
Interview
Airdate: May 20, 2011

Sabermetric pioneer reflects on his fascination with true crime stories and talks about how he uses it in his new book Popular Crime.

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Interview
Airdate: April 29, 2011

In the final night of shows from NY, Tavis talks with the incoming director of the city’s famed Schomburg Center Khalil Gibran Muhammad.

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Interview
Airdate: January 21, 2011

Former boxing champ talks about his current work to help prisoners who have been falsely convicted.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 1st, 2010

A former Arizona state senator calls it “the second coming of the civil rights movement.” Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff calls it a “travesty.” And New Mexico’s governor calls it an “unconstitutional human rights-violating law.” They are referring to Arizona’s SB 1070 — a controversial new law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal [...]

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Interview
Airdate: May 27, 2010

Author of The Other Wes Moore explores why he and his namesake went in such different directions.

Immigrant rights activists express opposition to Arizona's law during an April 27 protest in New York.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 27th, 2010

Apparently, you can boycott an entire state if it passes a law that really makes you angry. The target? Arizona. The controversy? A new Arizona law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal and gives police authority to question and detain individuals suspected of being in the United States illegally. Critics have been [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 17th, 2010

As we celebrate Black History Month, this guest post by legal scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, continues to help frame the narrative.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
August 8th, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s 111th justice on Saturday. It’s the first time that the ceremony has been televised. Share your thoughts on the court’s first Latina and third woman justice. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
August 6th, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court has its first Hispanic (and third woman) justice. In a 68-31 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the lifetime appointment. She will be sworn in on Saturday, in a ceremony that will be televised for the first time in the court’s history. Share your thoughts on Sotomayor’s confirmation [...]

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
May 27th, 2009

A day after the California Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to uphold the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages (a.k.a. Proposition 8), the case is going federal. The attorneys on opposite ends of the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential court battle (how weird is that?) have asked a federal judge in San Francisco to block California from [...]

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