Entries from July 2009
July 22nd, 2009 · Comments
This week, the international entertainment arts expo known as Comic-Con descends on San Diego, bringing much-needed tourism revenue, a little fun, and a critical eye to an underappreciated form of literature, the comic book. No longer relegated to childhood, comics and graphic novels inform, entertain and inspire. They can also serve as an educational tool.
In this episode of Law in 10, host Pam Hardy speaks with Professor Jamie Cooper, Assistant Dean for Mission Development at California Western and a panelist, along with Associate Dean William Aceves, at this weekend's Comic Arts Conference session featuring comics scholars.
July 8th, 2009 · Comments
Last week in a Los Angeles Superior Court room, the California Innocence Project, based at California Western, helped another innocent man take a step in his journey toward freedom.
Attorneys for the Innocence Project argued, and the judge agreed, that the first degree murder charge and life sentence in the 1994 shooting death of Felipe Angeles by Reggie Cole should be dropped. However, this significant victory is not the last step for Mr. Cole.
Host Pam Hardy talks with Justin Brooks, Co-Director of the California Innocence Project and Executive Director of the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy at California Western, about the twists and turns in the case of Reggie Cole.
July 1st, 2009 · Comments
This week, the United States Supreme Court ended its term with a controversial ruling on race discrimination, a delay in the closely watched case of campaign finance reform, and the retirement of a longtime justice.
Glenn Smith, a professor of constitutional law at California Western and a regular guest on Law in 10, joins host Pam Hardy for a review of the recent term and a look-ahead to the confirmation process for a new Supreme Court justice.