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Craig Green Radio Times Merrick Garland

LISTEN: President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination: A Look at Merrick Garland and Reaction Across Capitol Hill

On March 16th, President Obama announced his nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly said that the next president will decide the next supreme court justice. Professor Craig Green joined WHYY’s RadioTimes to discuss Obama’s selection, its implications, and any potential impact on the 2016 campaign. Listen to the Episode 

Public Health Consequences of Islamophobia

Donald Trump has built his presidential campaign on demonizing immigrant and religious minorities without regard for the damage he instills. At Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate it was more of the same. In the wake of Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, there have been a record number of threats, harassment and vandalism to mosques, as well as attacks on individuals perceived to be Muslim. Muslim-Americans report feeling fearful, and anxious for themselves and their families. It is a difficult time for law-abiding Muslims in America. Two decades of public health scholarship confirms that this type of hatred directed at one group of people, along with the harassment, discrimination and segregation that follow, has a pernicious impact on health. Hatred stigmatizes and marginalizes its targets, limits access to life’s opportunities and reduces the freedom to freely partake in life’s enjoyments. It can incite threats and violence and internalized self-hatred. The constant stress of being targeted risks cardiovascular disease, hypertension, anxiety and depression.  As the nation aspires to achieve health equity, the impact of Trump’s disparaging divisive rhetoric will …

Jan Ting Immigration Proposal

Law Professors: Trump’s Muslim Moratorium Is Constitutional

Prof. Jan Ting was one of two law professors to talk with The Daily Caller about Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent Muslim immigration proposal. Ting explained that the Supreme Court’s decisions since ruling unanimously in favor of the legality of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1889 have upheld the authority of the political branches — executive and legislative — to make immigration law as they see fit and to exclude foreigners on grounds that would not be applicable to American citizens. Read the full story.