Closer Look: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; SCOTUS Upholds President Trump’s Travel Ban; And More

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta’s 60th mayor, joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss her progress
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta’s 60th mayor, joins "Closer Look" in studio to discuss her progress
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Tuesday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief about how the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision this morning upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban. This news comes as Georgia awaits another highly anticipated ruling from the high court regarding the Georgia-Florida water wars case, in which Florida has asked the court to limit how much water Georgia pulls from the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers. The ruling from this case may have long-reaching implications for Georgia.
  • In other news, Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner is expected to plead guilty in Federal Court in Augusta today. The 29-year-old is charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news outlet. She has been in custody for more than a year on charges of violating the Federal Espionage Act. Winner worked for national security contractor at Fort Gordon in Augusta, and was charged last June with mailing a classified U.S. report to an unidentified news organization.
  • 2:37: In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban, which bars nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries. How does the high court’s decision impact the legal landscape moving forward? We hear from legal analyst Page Pate.
  • 9:36: After the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban, what questions and concerns does this raise for Muslim communities in Atlanta – and across the U.S.? Edward Mitchell, attorney and executive director for the Georgia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), joins us in studio.
  • 27:39: In her mayoral inauguration speech, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms declared that one of her priorities was to establish a transparent form of government. Six months into her term, Mayor Bottoms, Atlanta’s 60th mayor, joins us in studio to discuss her progress, the newly passed city budget, key appointments to the city’s leadership, why Atlanta is no longer accepting ICE detainees and more.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.