Entries from November 2011
November 9th, 2011 · Comments
The Occupy Wall Street protests in cities around the country demonstrate a growing dissatisfaction with the influence of corporations in American politics and business. Now a U.S. Senator proposes a constitutional amendment empowering the Congress to regulate campaign spending by big business.
Constitutional law professor Glenn Smith talks about the amendment, its chances, and how Congress and the people can better control the influence of money in politics.
November 1st, 2011 · Comments
California residents have consistently supported the death penalty since its reinstitution in 1978. Now, a group of retired law enforcement personnel and civil rights groups propose a statewide ballot measure to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole, even for the state's worst offenders.
Retired federal judge James Stiven and California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks talk about the proposed SAFE Act, which would replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. The measure is proposed for the November 2012 ballot.