Arizona Legislators Propose Outlawing Transgendered From Using ‘Wrong’ Bathroom
Arizona legislators proposed a law making it a crime for transgendered people who are found to use the “wrong” bathroom. Many see it as a rebuke against the City Council of Phoenix’s passage of a protection law that would broadly outlaw discrimination against the transgendered. We talk with Michael Silverman, Director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Members of Congressional Staff Face Their Own Obamacare
As the Affordable Care Act gradually goes into effect, many companies and organizations are working out how to implement the law. Congress is no exception and an article in POLITICO today illustrates the confusion over how it will impact members of congress and their employees. We talk with Jennifer Haberkorn, Health Care Reporter for POLITICO
Former AIG Chief Forges Ahead With Lawsuit Over Bailout
Former American International Group chief Maurice Greenberg is suing the federal government over the AIG bailout. Investor concern over losses in 2008 prompted the government to offer more than $180 billion to keep the company going in exchange for an 80 percent stake in the company. Greenberg contends that the bailout was unconstitutional, unneeded and cost the shareholders billions of dollars in profit. We talk with Bernard Black, Professor, Northwestern University Law School and Kellogg School of Management
While we have Prof. Black on the phone, we’ll ask him about the Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday saying the state of North Carolina could not seize one-third of a malpractice settlement to reimburse themselves for the Medicaid costs they paid to the plaintiff.
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