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Rule of Law

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CLIP: Independence of Elected & Appointed Judges
Adam Liptak discussed the differences between elected and appointed judges, whether elected judges can be independent, as well as the risk they will be swayed by their supporters' politics or the election process itself.
November 2, 2016 : 5 min. 3 sec.

CLIP: Hillary Clinton Email Investigation
Sarah Westwood talked about Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey’s announcement that his agency would examine new information in the previously closed investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state.
October 30, 2016 : 5 min. 32 sec.

CLIP: Police Shootings and Criminal Justice Reform
Michele Jawando talked about police-involved shootings in North Carolina and Oklahoma, the ongoing debate over police tactics, and efforts to overhaul the criminal justice system.
September 23, 2016 : 7 min. 42 sec.

CLIP: Immigration Policy and Deferred Deportation Programs
Randy Capps of the Migration Policy Institute discussed current U.S. immigration policy and deferred deportation programs, including DACA and DAPA, and their impact on the United States. He also discussed federal court decisions on the Obama administration's immigration policy actions.
September 1, 2016 : 7 min. 50 sec.

CLIP: Police Shootings in Dallas
An overview of the attack on police officers in Dallas, Texas following a rally to protest the shooting deaths of two African Americans by police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Eleven officers were shot, of which five died. A clip of President Obama's reaction was included.
July 8, 2016 : 5 min. 4 sec.

Current State of the Death Penalty
Stephen Bright, President and General Counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights, speaks about the current state of the death penalty.
June 28, 2016 : 2 min. 41 sec.

CLIP: Flint Water Contamination Crisis
Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) talked about the latest local, state, and federal response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and previewed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the issue.
February 3, 2016 : 8 min.

Death Penalty Information Center’s Annual Report
Robert Dunham talked about the Death Penalty Information Center’s annual report. According to the report, only six states carried out executions in 2015, resulting in the lowest number of executions in a single year since 1991.
December 19, 2015 : 3 min. 1 sec.

Sen. Sessions on the Need For Manditory Minimum Sentencing
Senator Sessions of Alabama voices his concerns about eliminating minimum sentencing for federal drug offenses.
October 19, 2015 : 5 min. 59 sec.

Senate Testimony on the Need for Incarceration
Heather MacDonald, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, testifies before a Senate committee. She argues that the current narrative about mass incarceration is flawed and that the sentencing reform act is a mistake.
October 19, 2015 : 6 min. 24 sec.
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