Douglas Keith, Counsel with The Brennan Center, talks about his investigations as to the groups who are spending millions of dollars trying to influence appointments to U.S. courts, from the Supreme Court to local courts.
A bill introduced by Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., would give the president a virtual blank check to expand the current war against various terrorist groups to new enemies and new locations of the president’s choosing — according to NYU Brennan Center’s attorney Elizabeth Gotein. She talks with Jan Miaysaki about the […]
Ian Vandewalker from the Brennan Center for Justice discusses how some evidence of political contributions have come to light via bankruptcy disclosures. He specifically brings up a case involving Alpha Natural Resources coal company’s involvement with Senator Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ALEC and others.
Frederick A. O. “Fritz” Schwarz, Chief Counsel of the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses his most recent book, “Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy” in which he documents government secrecy from the founding fathers through current times. The key, he writes, is the balance of democracy vs. secrecy — for example, over […]