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In Alabama -- and at the US Supreme Court -- the voting rights of blacks and Latinos are the subject of charges and counter-charges, just months away from primary voting in the next presidential election.

Later in the program, will charges of insider trading lead to regulation of the multi-billon dollar fantasy sports industry?

Photo: Scenes from a rally in front of the Supreme Court where justices were hearing cases on the Voting Rights Act. (David Sachs/SEIU)

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Christine Detz
Paul von Zielbauer

US General Testifies about Kunduz Hospital Bombing 6 MIN, 30 SEC

After the bombing of a hospital in Afghanistan, Doctors Without Borders has accused the US military of a war crime. Today in Washington, the commander of US and allied forces appeared before a Senate committee. Army General John F. Campbell testified, "On Saturday morning our forces provided close air support to Afghan forces at their request. To be clear, the decision to provide aerial fires was a US decision made within the US chain of command. A hospital was mistakenly struck. We would never intentionally target a protected medical facility." Missy Ryan,  Pentagon reporter for the Washington Post, has an update.

Guests:
Missy Ryan, Washington Post (@missy_ryan)

The Voting Rights Act 50 Years Later: Race and the Ballot Box 32 MIN, 44 SEC

The 1965 Voting Rights Act paved the way for black voters in states where they'd been denied the franchise, despite the Bill of Rights and the Civil War. In 2013, the US Supreme Court ruled that enforcement wasn't needed any more. Now, Alabama's accused of trying again to keep blacks away from the polls, while the Supreme Court's being asked to rule that Latinos get an unfair advantage. We hear more about voter ID's, the drawing of district boundaries and the Constitution. 

Guests:
John Archibald, Alabama Media Group (@JohnArchibald)
Deuel Ross, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (@RossDeuel)
Ari Berman, Nation magazine (@AriBerman)
Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute (@ishapiro)

More:
Shelby County v. Holder
Evenwel v. Abbott
Archibald on Alabama's closing of driver license bureaus in majority black neighborhoods
NAACP Legal Defense Fund on closure of office impacting access to voter ID
Berman on Alabama again gutting voting rights
Cato Institute's amicus brief in Evenwel v. Abbott

Scandal Shakes the Billion-dollar Fantasy Sports Industry 10 MIN, 39 SEC

Fantasy sports are one of the world's largest forms of legalized gambling. They're run by very few companies making a lot of money by charging fees to anyone who wants to field make-believe teams. Now an insider-trading scandal is putting billions of dollars at stake. Daniel Wallach  is a Florida attorney with the firm of Baker & Poliakoff. A specialist in sports and gaming law, Wallach says the insider-trading scandal may lead to federal regulation.

Photo: Hay Thompson

Guests:
Daniel Wallach, Becker & Poliakoff (@WALLACHLEGAL)

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