• Apr 13, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 20:28 mins

Guest: Derek Muller, JD, Professor of Election and Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University School of Law  When we say that a democracy is a government of the people, by the people and for the people, what people are we talking about? Is it just those who are eligible to vote? Or do we expect our elected officials to be just as concerned about the needs of people who can’t vote – either because they’re not old enough or they not a legal resident of the United States? The nation’s highest court recently weighed in on these questions with a closely-watched ruling in a case called “Evenwel v. Abbott.”

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South China Sea

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Guest: Eric Jensen, JD, International Law Professor at the BYU Law School  The South China Sea is the hotly-disputed portion of the Pacific Ocean that’s surrounded by Asian countries – China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia all touch the South China Sea. But China has grown increasingly possessive of it in recent years – sparking disputes that are becoming military in nature. The conflict is now so worrisome to international leaders that the developed nations known as the G7 – which include the US, Canada, Japan and several European countries – issued a statement this week basically calling on China to back off – without actually naming China. Beijing shot back that the G7 should mind its own business.

Guest: Eric Jensen, JD, International Law Professor at the BYU Law School  The South China Sea is the hotly-disputed portion of the Pacific Ocean that’s surrounded by Asian countries – China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia all touch the South China Sea. But China has grown increasingly possessive of it in recent years – sparking disputes that are becoming military in nature. The conflict is now so worrisome to international leaders that the developed nations known as the G7 – which include the US, Canada, Japan and several European countries – issued a statement this week basically calling on China to back off – without actually naming China. Beijing shot back that the G7 should mind its own business.