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Is it possible for America to uphold the Second Amendment, and also have gun laws in place to stop violence? Plus, President Biden tests positive for COVID, increases risk for more severe case

Posted on · The Supreme Court made its voice heard on this topic, but with recent mass shootings, there’s a public outcry for change. Also, with President Biden testing positive for COVID, a medical expert explains why there should be concern for his health due to his age.

Houston Matters

As Supreme Court Term Ends, What Rulings Affect Texas?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its latest term. What were the biggest cases the High Court handed down, and what could they mean for you? We talk with constitutional law scholars Josh Blackman and Rocky Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston.

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Redefining Mental Disability in Death Penalty Cases: Friday’s Show (April 7, 2017)

Posted on · We'll kick off today's Houston Matters by discussing the potential impact of the U.S. air strike on Syria on oil prices, and oil and gas companies in Greater Houston, with News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Travis Bubenik. Then... The U.S. Supreme Court this week (April 3, 2017) agreed to hear yet another Texas death […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Big 12 Decision and Law School Dispute: The Good, Bad & Ugly of This Week’s News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in […]

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Remembering Bob Allen and the State of TV News: Friday’s Show (October 21, 2016)

Posted on · Longtime TV sports anchor Bob Allen passed away Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Allen worked for nearly four decades in TV sports, most of it as sports director at KTRK Channel 13, before finishing his career at KHOU Channel 11. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with former colleagues about Allen […]

Houston Matters

Unraveled — Book Examines the Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act

Posted on · Josh Blackman, associate professor at Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law) initially considered himself the "Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern" of the Affordable Care Act. Like the largely incidental characters of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Blackman witnessed a lot of key moments in the saga over the passage, implementation and initial challenges to the federal […]