Justice & the Courts

The Morning Buzz | Did Immigration Officials Discourage Migrants from Seeking Asylum?

[08.26.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Mark Driscoll takes a six-week leave, civil rights groups sue immigration officials, voting rights cases begin, a “drafting error” could doom Obamacare, and no Democratic politician has given voice to the anger in Ferguson.

The Morning Buzz | Obama Administration Adjusts the Contraception Mandate Exemption

[08.25.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the Obama administration announced changes to the contraception mandate exemption, budget cuts threaten a unique Alabama prison education program, working mothers are penalized in hourly jobs, gun groups appeal to women, medical marijuana entrepreneurs try to expand, and a Jewish woman explains why she stopped going to synagogue.

The Morning Buzz | Are the 10 Commandments Coming to an Alabama Courthouse?

[08.19.2014]

In today’s Buzz, Missouri’s governor deploys the National Guard to Ferguson, an Alabama county commissioner wants the 10 Commandments in his courtroom, large numbers of military personnel seek charitable help getting food, the NRCC encourages GOP candidates to reach out to women, and hundreds of thousands of people who bought health insurance under Obamacare may lose it if they can’t prove they’re in the country legally.

The Morning Buzz | Is Inequality Damaging the US Economy?

[08.07.2014]

In today’s Buzz, the White House begins fast-tracking undocumented families to be deported, Catholic charities in New York City shift their focus, Missouri executed another death row inmate, and a new report says that inequality is damaging the US economy.

The Morning Buzz | Americans Abandon the Coasts in Search of Affordable Housing

[08.05.2014]

In today’s Buzz, more evidence appears in the Cameron Todd Willingham case, a Tea Party insurgent hopes to topple an incumbent in Kansas, Toledo’s water supply is contaminated, some religious leaders urge gay Christians to remain celibate, and Kentucky approves tax breaks for a Christian theme park.

The Morning Buzz | The Challenges of Counting the Transgender Population

[07.31.2014]

In today’s Buzz, a sociologist questions the existence of a government shutdown baby boom, demographers say it’s hard to count transgender people, Bill de Blasio is under fire for okaying the so-called “poor door” at a Manhattan high rise, delayed action on climate change could cost billions, and disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell goes on trial.

Morning Buzz | San Francisco Archbishop Defends Joining DC Rally Against Same-sex Marriage

[06.19.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers today’s march in Washington against same-sex marriage, death penalty, drug sentencing reform, unmarried mothers, and charitable giving.

Morning Buzz | SCOTUS Upholds Ban for Public School Graduation Ceremonies in Churches

[06.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Freedom Summer, Hobby Lobby, female children’s impact on judges, Supreme Court decisions, and Obama issues an executive order to bar federal contractors from discriminating LGBT people.

The Morning Buzz | Legal Eagles Fight for Conservative Christian Causes

[05.13.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers Robert P. Jones’s latest article in The Atlantic, a law firm fighting for conservative Christian causes, Arkansas overturns same-sex marriage ban — a decision now being appealed, Pope Francis announces beatification of Paul VI, Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams.

Influential GOP Members Come out to Support Same-sex Marriage

[03.05.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers some prominent Republicans coming out in favor of same-sex marriage, debates over legalizing marijuana in Georgia and California, and a look at a drive-in church in Florida!