Entries from November 2009
November 16th, 2009 · Comments
Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court heard arguments in a case regarding whether Sexually Violent Predators can be civilly committed in California for an indefinite period of time. A ruling by the state high court will determine the constitutionality of Proposition 83, better known as Jessica's Law, passed by state voters in 2006.
This episode of Law in 10 features the attorney who argued the state's case on behalf of civil commitment in "People v. McKee," Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinreb, an adjunct professor at California Western
November 5th, 2009 · Comments
Nearly 15 years after the massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, one of the campaign's alleged chief architects is on trial in The Hague. Radovan Karadzic, leader of the Serb Republic, faces 11 war crimes charges stemming from the Bosnian War of the early and mid 1990s. The trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia began last week but quickly stalled when Karadzic refused to enter the courtroom.
This episode of Law in 10 features Associate Dean William Aceves, a renowned expert on issues related to human rights and international law, discussing the Karadzic case and the purpose and success of international tribunals in holding war criminals accountable.