Timothy Churchill http://wrti.org en U.S. Supreme Court Set To Take Up Higher Ed. Affirmative Action Case for First Time Since 2003 http://wrti.org/post/us-supreme-court-set-take-higher-ed-affirmative-action-case-first-time-2003 <p>The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments <em>this week</em> for an affirmative action case, <em>Fisher v. Texas.&nbsp;</em> WRTI's Timothy Churchill interviews a professor of political science and constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania about two landmark precedents for racial balancing in higher education, what's at stake in <em>Fisher</em> and how the Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, might decide.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:10:43 +0000 Timothy Churchill 4537 at http://wrti.org U.S. Supreme Court Set To Take Up Higher Ed. Affirmative Action Case for First Time Since 2003 Activists Make Push To Get IDs To PA Voters http://wrti.org/post/activists-make-push-get-ids-pa-voters Pennsylvania's politically split Supreme Court is considering a challenge to a lower court ruling that upheld the state's polarizing voter identification law.<p>The law requires a state-issued photo ID card to vote, and supporters say it will help prevent voter fraud. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:02:48 +0000 Timothy Churchill 4454 at http://wrti.org Activists Make Push To Get IDs To PA Voters How Much Is Too Much? Money, Politics, And The Case Of Citizens United http://wrti.org/post/how-much-too-much-money-politics-and-case-citizens-united <p>In the landmark 2010 case <em>Citizens United v Federal Election Commission</em>, the U.S. Supreme Court&nbsp;upended decades of campaign finance reform law. WRTI&#39;s Timothy Churchill&nbsp;speaks with experts about&nbsp;the history of money in elections, changes to political campaigns&nbsp;in the wake of&nbsp;Citizens United, and&nbsp;the decision&#39;s impact on the reputation&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Roberts Court.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:30:45 +0000 Timothy Churchill 4295 at http://wrti.org How Much Is Too Much? Money, Politics, And The Case Of Citizens United Presidential Artifacts: A New Exhibition At The National Constitution Center http://wrti.org/post/presidential-artifacts-new-exhibition-national-constitution-center <p>The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia has on display 30 presidential artifacts from the 1700s to the present. WRTI&#39;s Timothy Churchill looks at a few&nbsp;choice items&nbsp;from&nbsp;past presidential campaigns as the current contest between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney heats up. <a href="http://constitutioncenter.org/exhibits/"><strong>I<strong>n</strong>formation about the exhibition</strong></a></p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 20:37:43 +0000 Timothy Churchill 4149 at http://wrti.org Presidential Artifacts: A New Exhibition At The National Constitution Center Historic Architecture In Philadelphia: The Dilworth House and Issues Surrounding Preservation http://wrti.org/post/historic-architecture-philadelphia-dilworth-house-and-issues-surrounding-preservation <p>The Colonial Revival-style home built in 1957 by former Philadelphia Mayor Richardson Dilworth remains untouched for now because of a recent legal victory by the Society Hill Civic Association.<br /><br /> WRTI&#39;s Timothy Churchill interviews key players in the fight to preserve Dilworth House and other buildings in Philadelphia&#39;s architectural pantheon.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:05:44 +0000 Timothy Churchill 3964 at http://wrti.org Historic Architecture In Philadelphia: The Dilworth House and Issues Surrounding Preservation All About Autism: Experts and Parents Speak Out http://wrti.org/post/all-about-autism-experts-and-parents-speak-out <p>Autism is a spectrum of neurocognitive disorders afflicting 25,000 Pennsylvanians, according to the latest Pennsylvania Autism Census. WRTI&#39;s Timothy Churchill talks with an autism expert and a mother of autistic twins about the nature of the disorder, access to therapy, and why it&#39;s best to get diagnosed and begin treatment early.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 15:58:30 +0000 Timothy Churchill 3376 at http://wrti.org All About Autism: Experts and Parents Speak Out Compelling State Interest or Unlawful Social Engineering? http://wrti.org/post/compelling-state-interest-or-unlawful-social-engineering <p>The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments this fall for an affirmative action case, <em>Fisher v. Texas. </em>&nbsp;WRTI&#39;s Timothy Churchill interviews a professor of political science and constitutional law at the University of Pennsylvania about two landmark precedents for racial balancing in higher education, what&#39;s at stake in <em>Fisher</em> and how the Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, might decide.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 12:18:55 +0000 Timothy Churchill 3751 at http://wrti.org Compelling State Interest or Unlawful Social Engineering?