The US government has always tried to maintain strict neutrality when it comes to the question of who controls Jerusalem. But a 12-year-old boy and his family are suing to have "Jerusalem, Israel" listed as his birthplace on his passport, sending the case to a Supreme Court with no foreign policy experience.
There is still a lot that is unknown about President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. The question remains as to whether her positions as solicitor general can tell us what she'd be like as a Supreme Court judge.
During his State of the Union Address, President Obama called out the Supreme Court for its ruling that allowed corporations to spend money on ads for political candidates. Yesterday, Chief Justice John Roberts broke the silence and shot back.
Slate.com senior legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick joins us to discuss not only the legal aspects of yesterday's campaign finance changes but also what this decision reveals about the emerging character of Justice Roberts' Supreme Court.
The man who calls himself the 'mastermind' of the 9/11 terror attacks is heading to trial in U.S. federal court. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four of his alleged co-conspirators will be moved from Guant-namo Bay to face trial in lower Manhattan.
The Supreme Court begins its annual term this morning with a packed agenda. Among other cases, they'll be hearing about gun rights, dog-fighting videos, corporate political contributions and the First Amendment. On The Takeaway
Should teens sending explicit photos of themselves be slapped with felony pornography charges? Guests: Dahlia Lithwick, legal affairs correspondent for Slate Magazine and Siva Vaidhynathan, media professor at the University of Virginia
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