Friday, Oct. 19, 2007
Summary Judgment: Rendition, Days, Gone
Mark Jordan Legan offers a round-up of reviews for the week's new movies. In the latest Summary Judgment, Legan reports on what critics are saying about Rendition, 30 Days of Night, and Gone Baby Gone. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007
Jurisprudence: Attorney General Nominee Goes Before the Senate
Confirmation hearings are taking place on Capitol Hill for the next attorney general. Former federal judge Michael Mukasey was nominated by President Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Madeleine Brand about the hearing. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007
Jurisprudence: Lawyers Say Justice Repeating Detainee Hearings
The lawyers of Guantanamo Bay detainees say the Justice Department appears to be conducting a "massive" repeat of the military's combatant-status hearings. In preparation, the United States is building a judicial complex at Guantanamo. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Alex Chadwick about the latest legal developments. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.