Tag Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

Opinion: The Long War In Ukraine, Supreme Court Activism, Business Books

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to win the long war in Ukrainewhy the Supreme Court’s judicial activism will deepen cracks in America (10:20), and beach reads for business people (17:55).

Morning News: January 6 Attack Hearings, U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

The panel investigating the January 6 attack shares its findings in a televised primetime hearing. The US seeks private funds for immigration issues. 

And a fraught Supreme Court readies the most high-profile rulings of its term. NPR is doing its annual survey to better understand how listeners like you spend time with podcasts. 

Opinions: Saving The U.S. Supreme Court, Health Care Tech, Remote Work

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to save the supreme court from itself, how wearable technology promises to revolutionise health care (10:29) and our Bartleby columnist on why working from anywhere isn’t realistic (18:29).

Morning News: Supreme Court Opening, Burkina Faso Coup, Capital Moves

The departure of one of America’s Supreme Court justices is an opportunity for President Joe Biden to choose a replacement, but the clock is ticking. We ask who might be in the running.

West Africa’s latest coup, in Burkina Faso, bodes ill for an already stumbling campaign against jihadism in the region. And why countries change their capitals.

Morning News: Abortion Rights At Supreme Court, Puerto Rico, Water Origin

The conservative supermajority on America’s Supreme Court looks likely to strip back rights enshrined since the Roe v Wade ruling in 1973. 

Beset by natural disasters, Puerto Rico did not seem ready for a pandemic—but our correspondent finds it has done better than the rest of America. And an intriguing new idea in the mystery of how Earth got its water.

Morning News: Coal And Deforestation At COP26, U.S. Supreme Court Cases

At the global climate summit, more than 100 countries have promised to end deforestation by 2030. Similar promises have been made before, but might this time be different? 

America’s Supreme Court dives into the thorny topics of abortion and gun rights. And we report on the peculiar economics of African cities where the UN has set up shop.

Morning News: Supreme Court Docket, Britain’s Dying Trees, Hotels & Film

The court will be tackling just about every judicial and social flashpoint in the country during the term that starts today; our correspondent lays out the considerable stakes.

A vast and costly die-off of Britain’s trees could have been averted simply and cheaply: just let them stay put. And why hotels are such ideal backdrops for filmmakers and scriptwriters.

News: Top 5 Stories For June 18, 2021 (Reuters)

Five stories to know for June 18, 2021:

1. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Republican bid to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, preserving the landmark healthcare law for the third time since its 2010 enactment.

2. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Joe Biden signed into law a bill making June 19 a national holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans.

3. China launched three astronauts up to its unfinished space station on the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft. The astronauts will live in a module called ‘Tianhe’ for three months.

4. Israeli aircraft struck Hamas sites in Gaza on Thursday night after incendiary balloons were launched from the Palestinian enclave, for the second time this week, since a fragile ceasefire ended 11 days of deadly fighting last month.

5. Iranians voted in a presidential election likely to be won by a hardline judge subject to U.S. sanctions.