On today’s episode, we get crucial updates from across the US and Canada. First, we hear from Dr. Karla Tait with the Unist’ot’en Camp protesting TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline and advocating for water and land justice for indigenous communities. Next, CV Vitolo-Haddad offers information about tomorrow’s counter-demonstration in protest of the Three Percenters’ open-carry rally at […]
Douglas Keith, counsel at The Brennan Center, talks about the money behind the battle of Kavanaugh’s nomination, where almost $10 million has been spent already. He has investigated where the funding has come from, both pro- and anti-Kavanaugh, and The Brennan Center has a SCOTUS ad spending tracker.
Emboldened by President Trumps attacks on the judicial branch of the government, state legislatures are molding unprecedented laws to limit the power of the courts. Alicia Bannon, Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, talks about the attacks — which come from multiple fronts.
With claims of “national security”, President Trump has banned people from entering the U.S. based on religious beliefs. Coined a “Blessed Ban” by Muslim extremists, this ban has become a rallying cry to rally anti-American sentiments worldwide. Jan Miyasaki spoke with Elizabeth Goitein, co-Director of the Brennan Center for Justice/Liberty/National Security program, about the decision and […]
President Trump promised last week to start an investigation into voter fraud, based largely on his unsubstantiated claims of “millions” of bad ballots in the 2016 presidential election. Jan Miyasaki talks with Adam Gitlin, counsel from the Brennan Center Justice Democracy Program, about so-called “voter fraud”, how this myth starts, and why it’s perpetrated.
How do we break the country’s love affair with incarceration? Prison reform is a growing interest for both Democrats and Republicans now – but how much common ground is there? Is there a bridge between Republicans wanting to spend less money and Democrats wanting better care and less incarceration? Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Lauren-Brooke Eisen from the Brennan Center on bipartisanship in prison reform.