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Baltimore Declares State of Emergency; Supreme Court Takes Up Same-Sex Marriage

File:FreddieGrayPrecinctProtest.jpgBaltimore declares a state of emergency after violent clashes follow the funeral for Freddie Gray — the young black man who died of spinal injuries apparently inflicted in police custody. We’ll talk to an investigative reporter who’s done a sweeping investigation of police violence there.
But first: the Supreme Court takes up arguments in a collection of cases that could legalize same sex marriage everywhere in the country — we’ll go through what’s before the court with legal scholar Melissa Murray.
Plus, we’ll take a look at Corinthian, the for-profit college chain that just closed its last campuses — leaving thousands of students high, dry, and indebted.

Guests:

  • Melissa Murray, professor at Berkeley Law who specializes in constitutional law, marriage, and its alternatives.
  • Mark Puente, investigative reporter for The Baltimore Sun, author of a sweeping investigation into police violence published last fall called “Undue Force
  • Sarah Dieffenbacher, member of the Corinthian 100, a group of students targeting the a for-profit college chain for a student debt strike.
  • Luke Herrine, an organizer with the Debt Collective (debtcollective.org)

 

 

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