Due Process is NJN’s award-winning weekly series on law and justice issues. Launched in 1996, Due Process is its 14th season with the same cutting edge coverage that has marked its more than decade-long tenure.
Criminal law, civil law, consumer law, civil liberties law. In thirteen years on NJN, Due Process has done them all.
Recently we’ve covered issues like the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Pew Study on Prisons, the nature of corruption in New Jersey, and the strides made towards diversity in the legal profession.
The bottom line for every Due Process episode is: Have we aired all sides of an issue? Have we achieved both balance and diversity?
In fact, it is just that commitment to good journalism and basic fairness that has won Due Process scores of awards and honors, including fourteen Emmys and 75 Emmy nominations.
I URGE all mothers and all concerned about child welfare, who can, to view this to do so and see if they are true to their commitment of covering ALL SIDES of the story! It's my home state and no one contacted me for an opinion!
Here's a synopsis:
New Jersey adults, who were adopted as children, are barred from access to their birth records. A bill to change that recently passed committee with a unanimous decision, but there is staunch opposition to the proposed legislation from an unlikely coalition of opponents: the A.C.L.U., the NJ State Bar Association, and Right to Life. History is in their favor as the bill has been voted down repeatedly since it was first introduced in 1980. Sandy King’s field piece profiles two adoptees who have been lobbying ever since. But we also hear from the director of NJ Right to Life who fears a rise in abortion rates if adoption files were opened. In the studio, Raymond Brown talks to if State Sen. Loretta Weinberg, Bar Association Representative Thomas Snyder, and Attorney Barry Evenchick.
NOTE that NJ ACLU has continually come out on the side of denying equality!! In the past I wrote them about this despicable violation of the very name and mission of their organization.