UpFront

The historic second impeachment, the Senate trial, and what next with law professor Marjorie Cohn; Plus: The Gwich’in, Arctic communities pledge to keep fighting despite Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil sale

Porcupine caribou crossing the tundra (Photo: Snappygoat.com)

0:08 – House votes to impeach Trump for the second time, what could other legal consequences look like?

Marjorie Cohn (@marjoriecohn) is a professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and former president of the National Lawyers Guild. 

0:34 – Civil liberties concerns in expanding domestic terrorism powers; plus we take listener calls.

Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CAIR-SFBA).

1:08 – KPFA News: Advocates for incarcerated people inside Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail are demanding conditions improve at the jail that has seen at least 3 coronavirus outbreaks. They say overcrowding and a lack of testing are  major problems. KPFA’s Jay Summers reports.

1:13 – Last week the Trump Administration auctioned off oil leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The sale was largely a bust, with only a few bidders, but any development in the pristine region is destructive to the ecosystems and the communities living there.

Bernadette Demientieff (@bernademientief) the Executive Director of Gwich’in Steering Committee, fighting to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

1:34 – What’s happening inside the declining oil industry, and Biden’s environment and energy appointments

Antonia Juhasz (@AntoniaJuhasz) is a Bertha Fellow in investigative journalism, part of a global team of journalists investigating climate, fossil fuels and corporate power.

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