FROM Ahilan Arulanantham
Will immigrants in detention centers get their day in court? The US Supreme Court today considered the plight of thousands of immigrants — often here lawfully, but sometimes detained for years without hearings on whether they should be deported. The Obama Administration appealed the decisions of lower courts that they're entitled to apply for release on bond. A new decision could have major impact on Donald Trump's immigration crack-down. Arguing on behalf of the immigrants is Ahilan Arulanantham, Legal Director of the ACLU of Southern California and recent recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.