Aug 19, 2012 — Ukraine's newly passed language law, which gives Russian status as the the country's official language, is a very emotional issue. The law illustrates how Ukraine remains a divided nation, with a Russian-speaking, Moscow-leaning east and Ukrainian-speaking, Hapsburg- and Polish-influenced west.
Jul 30, 2012 — Voter I.D. laws have been hotly debated this election season. Now, a Pennsylvania case is challenging that state's new Voter I.D. law. The Justice Department also announced that it will investigate whether the law is discriminatory. Host Michel Martin speaks with Columbia Law Professor Nathan Persily for more on the case.
Jul 3, 2012 — Since the Supreme Court's health care ruling, politicians and pundits have squabbled over if the individual mandate in the law is a tax increase. The Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes says both President Obama and Mitt Romney should come clean on the issue.
Jun 27, 2012 — It will be weeks — maybe longer — before the one part of Arizona's immigration law the Supreme Court left standing goes into effect. A lower court has to remove its injunction before local police are required to ask about immigration status. But as NPR's Ted Robbins reports, there's already been a backlash.
Jun 26, 2012 — Although the U.S. Supreme Court sustained the most controversial part of Arizona's immigration law, the so-called "show me your papers" provision, some local authorities doubt they can properly enforce it.