Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Jurisprudence: What's Ahead for Roberts
President Bush has nominated federal appellate court judge John G. Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court, to replace outgoing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Alex Chadwick talks with Emily Bazelon about the nomination, and the cases that Roberts could face in the coming term should he win confirmation. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Jurisprudence: The Justice Who Wouldn't Quit
Even as speculation builds over who President Bush will nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace outgoing Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Chief Justice William Rehnquist insists he has no plans of retirement, despite suffering from thyroid cancer. Alex Chadwick talks with Emily Bazelon about what's happened in the past when Supreme Court justices have refused to retire in the face of physical illness. Listen to the segment.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Hollywood Economist: Plotting Film Premieres
A group of Hollywood film studios has devised a film-release system that keeps two movies of similar genres from being released in the same week. Madeleine Brand talks with Edward J. Epstein about this unusual arrangement between studios, who are more likely than not to engage in cutthroat competition with each other. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: How Video Games Get Rated
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has called for an investigation into a hidden feature of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that depicts graphic sex acts. Andy Bowers explains how video games get rated. Listen to the segment.