May 27 -Indictments of FIFA Officials Rattle Sepp Blatter's Organized Crime Family; Ending the "One Person One Vote" Basis of Our Democracy; Rick Santorum and the Clamoring for the Evangelical Vote

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Part 1

We be begin with the indictments of top FIFA officials by the Justice Department, FBI and IRS and their pledge that they are only just beginning to cleanse the international soccer organization of its endemic and systemic corruption. Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings, the only reporter to be banned from FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s press conferences and author of “Omerta: Sepp Blatter’s Organized Crime Family”, joins us. Since Andrew helped the FBI with their investigations into FIFA, we discuss how long it will be before the nine figures arrested today in Switzerland start ratting out their Godfather, Sepp Blatter.

Part 2

Then we examine the Supreme Court taking up the case of Evenwal v. Abbott that will require states to draw their legislative districts according to the number of people registered or eligible to vote rather than the total population. Nationally recognized expert on election law and campaign finance, Richard Hasen, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, joins us to discuss how this case brought by conservatives could overturn the “one person one vote” basis of our democracy by diluting the political clout of cities, shifting power to rural areas that vote Republican.

Part 3

Then finally we look into the entry of Rick Santorum into the already crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls, and speak with Sarah Posner, a contributing writer at Religion Dispatches and author of “God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud, and the Republican Crusade for Values”.  We discuss whether the influence of the religious right in the early primaries will be diluted by Santorum, Cruz, Huckabee and Walker all competing for the same voters.