This program is 30 minutes long
(Washington: Athena Jones) The wait for decisions on landmark cases in the Supreme Court featured; details given about Abigail Fisher’s affirmative action lawsuit against the University of Texas, 2 cases involving same-sex marriage and a case on genetic testing. [FISHER – says she hopes the Court rules that race and ethnicity should not be considered.] [Defense of Marriage Act plaintiff Edith WINDSOR- comments.] [SCOTUS blog co-founder Tom GOLDSTEIN- speculates on the Defense of Marriage Act case and the California Proposition 8 case.]
(Philadelphia: Zain Asher) The medical case of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan, who cannot get a lung transplant to help her cystic fibrosis due to her age, reviewed; details given about the rules limiting her access to adult donor organs. [S. MURNAGHAN – says she used to go to school before she got oxygen.] [Parents Janet and Fran MURNAGHAN- comment on Sarah’s case.] [United Network for Organ Sharing board member Dr. Stuart SWEET- says we built a system that tries to be as fair to everyone as possible.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The petition set up by the Murnaghans to change the policy and their Facebook page noted.