Domestic Violence and Brain Trauma
  • Mar 1, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 15:44 mins

Guest: Rachel Louise Snyder, Investigative Journalist and Professor of Literary Journalism at American University  In a domestic violence case, police typically collect statements from the victim and witnesses, and they’ll photograph physical signs of abuse, such as bruises or bleeding. Often the victim will be taken to a hospital to be checked out by a doctor. But these standard procedures are likely to miss signs of brain injury caused by strangulation, which is extremely common in domestic abuse cases.

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Voter ID Laws in Primary States

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Guest: Adam Gitlin, Counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law  It’s Super Tuesday and people voting in several states holding primary elections today are encountering new rules that require they show a photo ID or prove they’re an American citizen.  More than 30 states now require some form of identification to vote, many of which have become stricter since the last presidential election. Today in Texas, where the most primary delegates are up for grabs, voters for the first time are being asked to prove their identity with either a driver license, a military ID card, a US passport, a certificate of US citizenship or a license to carry a concealed handgun. A federal court found some 600-thousand registered Texas voters don’t have the required ID to cast a ballot.

Guest: Adam Gitlin, Counsel for the Democracy Program of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law  It’s Super Tuesday and people voting in several states holding primary elections today are encountering new rules that require they show a photo ID or prove they’re an American citizen.  More than 30 states now require some form of identification to vote, many of which have become stricter since the last presidential election. Today in Texas, where the most primary delegates are up for grabs, voters for the first time are being asked to prove their identity with either a driver license, a military ID card, a US passport, a certificate of US citizenship or a license to carry a concealed handgun. A federal court found some 600-thousand registered Texas voters don’t have the required ID to cast a ballot.