AirTalk for February 11, 2002

Changes in the Three Strikes Law

Last Thursday, the U.S. 9th Court of Appeals court struck down two lengthy sentences imposed by California's three strikes law. In a 3 to 0 ruling, the court stated that a sentence must be proportionate to the last crime committed, thereby making a 25-year-to-life term for petty theft cruel and unusual punishment. Larry Mantle discusses the ruling and its effect on the State's three strikes law with Bob Pugsley, professor of law at Southwestern University School of Law.

Political Advertising

Larry Mantle discusses political advertising in light of the current attack ads directed toward Richard Riordan by Gray Davis with the dean of academic affairs at USC's Annenberg School for Communication, Thomas Hollihan.
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