As another young child dies from apparent abuse in his family's home, we speak with the Department of Children and Family Services to learn more about how these sorts of situations are handled. And, on Friday, a California appellate court will consider an appeal to the state's assisted suicide law. Plus, music supervisor Morgan Rhodes shares the best new tracks out this week.
SCOTUS upholds travel ban
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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday morning to uphold President Trump's travel ban, which prevents visitors from several majority Muslim countries from coming to the U.S. Five justices voted in favor of upholding the ban. Four voted against it. The majority opinion said the president has the power to suspend or restrict entry into the country when he deems it to be in the nation's interest. So, what does this decision mean for immigrant moving forward? Our expert said that he was expecting this outcome from the court, and the ruling doesn't actually change much for a few reasons:
- The Supreme Court allowed the travel ban to go into effect in December while this legal battle took place.
- The court has long upheld the power of the president to act when it comes to the question of non-citizens coming into the U.S.
- This ruling is actually a preliminary injunction so the case will be sent back down to the lower courts now for a possible full trial.
- Niels Frenzen, Director of the University of Southern California's Gould Immigration Clinic
Another LA County child dies after reports of abuse go unheeded
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Ten-year-old Anthony Avalos died Thursday from injuries his family say were related to a fall. Since his death, reports have come out that his mother and her boyfriend had been reported to various authorities for child abuse several times, but nothing came of it. A lot of question about the case remain, but it's a black mark on the county, which has attempted to institute reforms after the death of another little boy at the hands of his parents a few years ago.
- Bobby Cagle, Department of Children and Family Services Director
California's assisted suicide law is being appealed
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This Friday, a state appellate court will hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that threw out California’s assisted suicide law. Regardless of how the courts ultimately rule, a lot of people with a terminal illness have no interest in ending their life early. And some providers say we need to do a better job of helping them.
- Michelle Faust, KPCC health reporter
Tuesday Reviewsday previews the latest new music
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Each week, Take Two brings you the best new music of the week. Take a listen to cuts from British soul singer Yazmin Lacey's new album, "When the Sun Dips 90 Degrees;" Jay Z and Beyonce's new collaboration, "Everything is Love;" Joi Gilliam's "SirRebekkahHolylove;' and MorMor, of Toronto, "Heaven's Only Wishful."
- Morgan Rhodes, music supervisor