The Callie Crossley Show 8/10/10
Defense of Marriage Act: Last month, a Massachusetts judge struck down the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The decision might be the first to invoke state rights to support a liberal ruling, and it has some liberals worried. Elizabeth Spahn, constitutional law professor at New England Law Boston, joins us to discuss.
Schools and Property Values: Massachusetts cities and towns considering an override of proposition 2 1/2 - the law that caps property taxes at 2.5% - should take note. Barry Bluestone, Dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern, analyzed data from all over the state and found that increasing property taxes to invest more money in schools leads to higher property values. He joins us.
Boston's Funniest Minute: Local comedians have submitted one minute clips of their acts to The Boston Herald's website, and they're asking you to vote for the comics you think are the funniest! The competition is coming to a close, and film critic Garen Daley joins us in-studio to review the comedians' shticks.