Monday, August 1st is almost election day.  Jaws of Justice will re-broadcast an excellent interview Craig Lubow had with Sharon Brett, Legal Director of the Americans for Civil Liberties (ACLU) in Kansas which was originally aired on KKFI’s Radio Active Magazine on July 19th.  Their discussion includes abortion rights including the proposed amendment to the Kansas constitution.  The argument used to overturn Roe v. Wade might be used to similarly overturn protections afforded gender nonconforming people.  Slightly different legal principles might be required to allow states to outlaw interracial marriage; she noted that Justice Thomas is in an interracial marriage.

The Kansas ACLU is also involved in election protection.  When Atchison, Kansas, tried to close voter registration early, the ACLU worked with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office to get voter registration reopened.  The ACLU also provide the legal component of an election protection program with volunteers coordinated by Loud Light.

The recent decision by Arizona to outlaw filming a law enforcement action closer than 8 feet is concerning.  For example, what happens if an officer walks closer to a citizen, who is filming legally?  Is that person then required to stop filming?  This law might seem to have a chilling effect on people’s free speech rights to document and publicize public events.  Fortunately, most appellate courts, including the 10th Circuit, which governs Kansas but not Arizona, have in the past ruled to support free speech rights in similar cases.  This makes it unlikely that a case like this would be accepted by the Supreme Court, because the Supreme Court prefers to take cases where there are substantive differences of opinion in lower courts.

Sharon also discusses the case where a public high school coach was challenged for leading his team in prayer on the 50-yard line after a football game.  Would the court have ruled the same if it had been a Muslim prayer?

Next, guest Christine Smith will read a recent editorial from the LA Times about how incarcerated women are affected by the recent abortion restrictions.

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On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.


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