FROM Kevin R. Johnson
Arizona Immigration Law Likely to Face Legal Challenges Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a state immigration law saying that the federal government has failed to stop the flow of drugs and undocumented workers across the Mexican border. Opposition has been building from the White House and Capitol Hill to neighboring states and Mexico City. Today, Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government may challenge that law. Kevin Johnson, Dean of the University of California Law School and a professor of immigration law, has more on the story.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?