The American Law Journal begins broadcasting on PBS Stations in 2019. We will air on our presenting station WHYY-Philadelphia, on WFMZ-TV 69 and in virtually every market in the country. (1:30)
The American Law Journal brought home Emmy award statuettes from the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards gala October 13, 2018 in Philadelphia for the program Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo/Weinstein Era in the category Best Interview/Discussion Program. (26:16)
Legal group has filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of high school students who disagree with the schools trans-inclusive bathroom policy. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decided to keep the policy in place. (3:27)
Justice Kennedy voted conservatively in matters of business, voting rights, campaign finance and plaintiffs' actions, but he sided more with liberal justices on the Court on LGBT and to a certain extent, abortion matters. What impact will his retirement have on Roe? (feature-3:46, program 29:56)
Democrats and Republicans are taking advantage of campaign finance loopholes and Super PACs created after the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision allowed unlimited money in elections. With the right strategy, donors can legally remain anonymous until after the election according to a report by ProPublica and Politico.
The Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to define "sex" as it relates to Title IX. The new definition would eradicate federal recognition of 1.4M American's who have chosen to be identified as a gender different from that in which they were born. DHHS has argued that by including gender identity as an option the previous administration has extended civil rights protection to people who should not have them. (3:34)
How does the Supreme Court deal with divisive issues? At an event held at The National Constitution Center, Justice Stephen Breyer relates how many times he has heard justices raise their voices to each other on the High Court (hint... zero!). (2:04)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will introduce a bill that imposes a minimum 10-year prison sentence and individual fines for opioid executives whose company is found to have illegally contributed to the opioid crisis. Manufacturers would no longer be allowed to direct market opioid products without adequate warning of their addictive properties. (1:36)