Sep 26, 2012 — Federal prosecutors and law enforcement are working to eliminate human trafficking. How that happens and how they help victims, from the sex trade to agricultural work, differs. Writer Noy Thrupkaew, WGBH reporter Phillip Martin and Amy Bennett Williams of The News-Press explain.
Jun 25, 2012 — The Supreme Court has overturned most of Arizona's restrictive immigration law, while upholding a key "show me your papers" provision. And it warned that it plans to construe that provision narrowly. The ruling was 5-3; Justice Elena Kagan recused herself from the Arizona case.
Jun 23, 2012 — Title IX, which became law 40 years ago, bans sex discrimination from educational programs and activities. Vocational courses that had barred girls — such as auto mechanics and carpentry — became available to everyone. But it's still hard to find girls willing to sign up for those classes.
Jun 22, 2012 — The court said only the state legislature could control the execution process. In 2009, the state allowed its department of corrections to make some choices about the process.
Jun 10, 2012 — The Supreme Court may issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act as early as Monday. Guy Raz talks to NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner about what will happen next if the court rules against the law. In Oregon, Rocky King, the state's health insurance exchange director, says the imminent decision keeps him up at night and historian Jeff Shesol explains why there hasn't been a ruling this important since the 1930s.