The idea of using “truth serum” to get a subject to open up and spill the beans goes back to ancient Rome, when people noticed the tongue-loosening effects of wine. But is information obtained under the influence admissible in court? This week, a judge in Colorado ruled that prosecutors could use a “truth serum” to extract uninhibited testimony from James Holmes.
Is Donald Trump rethinking his campaign promise to deport millions of people here illegally and how might such a move play with his core supporters? CA Senate Bill 1322 would change the way underage sex workers are charged; Plus, inside NPR's decision to drop reader comments from its website - have extreme comments made many comments sections unusable? And who benefits in the shift to social media?
After accusations of impropriety in his work with pro-Russian politicians, Trump's former campaign chairman resigned this morning; a bill in Sacramento could require institutions to to collect data on more groups under the label “Asian American,” but not everybody's happy about it; plus, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new releases including “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. TGI-FilmWeek!
A proposed agreement between a community organization and Los Angeles World Airports could stop years of litigation; after a scandal at the Orange County DA's office, lawmakers in Sacramento are getting closer to passing a bill that could make it a felony for prosecutors to withhold evidence; plus, the author of 'Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon' traces the political trajectory of the former Senator and presidential candidate.
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