Arizona’s SB 1070 & the Supremes: KPFK 4/25

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Today the Supreme Court hears arguments about Arizona’s notorious SB 1070, the “papers please” law that targets Latinos who look foreign. DAVID COLE will comment: he teaches cons law at Georgetown, he works with the Center for Constitutional Rights, and he writes for The Nation and the New York Review.  His most recent book is Less Safe, Less Free: Why America Is Losing the War on Terror.

And we have the 20th anniversary of the Rodney King riots coming up – we’ll talk about them with MANUEL PASTOR – he’s Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California where he also serves as Director of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and co-Director of USC’s Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration.  READ Manuel Pastor’s “Lessons for LA” HERE.

Plus: DAVID CORN of Mother Jones will talk about Washington politics – he’s a regular on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews on MSNBC, and his new book is Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party.