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  • Former President Trump faces prosecution in Georgia, under an indictment that differs than either the January 6th case pending in Washington D.C. or the documents case pending in a federal court in Florida in important ways. Among the differences are that at least for the present, it is pending in a state court, and there are myriad other indicted co-conspirators including former government officials and at least three attorneys for the then-president. Where is all this heading? What affect will this have on the upcoming presidential election?Joining tonight’s host, emmy-nominated legal and political commentator Dean Johnson, is Professor Lawrence Douglas, the James J. Grosfeld Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought at Amherst College. Questions for Dean and Professor Douglas? Please call, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • The well funded Federalist Society has unprecedented influence on the US judicial system, including six conservative Supreme Court justices.
  • Aprile Rickert, LPM
    A Time magazine feature details how Ashley, a 13-year-old 7th grader from Mississippi, was forced to have a baby after she couldn't access an abortion.
  • Patricia Lim, KUT
    Thirteen women with high-risk pregnancies sued Texas saying they were denied life-saving abortion care because the state's medical exception term was too vague.
  • Your Legal Rights: Why Is Mississippi Ahead Of California For Election Technology?Why is open-source voting important for public trust in elections?YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by Brent Turner, a nationally recognized advocate for transparency in election systems, Richard Painter, an American lawyer, professor, and political candidate who from 2005 to 2007 the chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush and Matt Roe, representative for Voting Works a, non profit voting system group dedicated to open source elections
  • Ben Hodge, Panther Anti Racist Union
    Students are organizing to protest Republican backed book bans and classroom censorship about race and LGBTQ issues. How can we support them?