Senator Johnson Issues Challenge To The Department of Justice, Bullying And The Brain, Holding Judges Accountable

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New research links bullying to the human brain’s reward center. We find out what the implications are for countering those behaviors. The outcry following a lenient sentence for university student convicted of rape has raised the issue of when, and whether, judges should be punished for the decisions. And Senator Ron Johnson introduced an amendment to a pending bill that would block the Department of Justice from implementing parts of the Americans with Disabilities Act in private schools.

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Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Molly Beck Guest
  • Scott Russo Guest
  • Judge Jean DiMotto Guest

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