His granddaughter takes issue with the President view. WILLIAM J. Permanent garrisons of an estimated 100,000 troops remain. LUSTGARTEN: Yeah, so Tucson and Phoenix both depend on the 330 mile artificial canal that was built to carry 10 percent of the Colorado River’s flow up over a mountain range and across most of the state of Arizona. That canal alone has essentially made the economic development of the state of Arizona possible. Cities like Tucson and Phoenix and Denver and Las Vegas and San Diego and Los Angeles and lots of smaller cities would look nothing like they do today were not for that artificial import of Colorado River water..

TOTENBERG: Though today’s ruling was unanimous, two justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito wrote concurring opinions. Both suggested that a state is free if it wishes to use a different system for counting. And Thomas said that in his view, there is no constitutional basis whatsoever for the principle of one person, one vote.

Since these were the first fighting dogs ever saved, it was critical that they went to stable homes with people who would be willing to do what was necessary to keep the dogs safe and happy. And all the safe guards worked. The dogs have been integrated into homes with small children, cats and other dogs.

“We were always unpopular, misunderstood,” she said.The ACLU was born in 1920 when a small group of idealists challenged then Attorney General Mitchell Palmer’s order that thousands of people branded foreign anarchists or communists be arrested without warrants. Many were deported.Soon the organization was defending people’s constitutional rights to due process, privacy and freedom of assembly, speech and religion and looking out for society’s vulnerable, including minorities, women, gay and transgender people, immigrants, prisoners and the disabled.In 1925, ACLU lawyers helped defend John Scopes, a schoolteacher prosecuted for teaching evolution in Tennessee. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the ACLU protested the detention of 110,000 Japanese Americans in camps.In the 1950s, it joined the NAACP to fight segregation in public schools.

MARGIE OMERO: Well, it is challenging to measure bias. I mean, people have biases that they don’t want to volunteer, and they have biases they don’t even know about. And that makes this question of are people ready to vote for a woman challenging to ask because people aren’t quite sure how to answer it.

ALLEN: Police in Lafayette today said Houser bought the gun he used in the shooting legally last year at a pawn shop in Alabama. In 2006, because of a past arson conviction, he was denied a concealed carry permit in Alabama. Two years later, Houser’s wife had all guns removed from the house because, as she told the court, she was worried about her husband’s, quote, “volatile mental state.” Greg Allen, NPR News..