News Releases

August 11th, 2004

Gay Marriage

DAVID CRUZ, USC law professor, is an expert on gay marriage and sexual orientation and the law. Contact: (213) 740-6830 (office) or dcruz@law.usc.edu. ALISON RENTELN, USC political science professor, is an expert on sexual orientation and the law, cultural defense and gay marriage. Contact: (626) 791-2612 (home), (626) 536-5963 (cell phone), (213) 740-3248 (office) or […]

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July 27th, 2004

Democratic National Convention

ELIZABETH GARRETT, law professor, can comment on whether the candidates are effectively communicating their messages, how the Democrats are handling the election issues and how the Republicans are responding. Contact: (213) 821-5438 (office), (310) 968-5398 (cell phone) or egarrett@law.usc.edu. THOMAS HOLLIHAN, professor of communication, can comment on the strategy behind the candidates’ messages, their communication […]

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June 29th, 2004

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn

After nearly a seven-year trek, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will arrive at Saturn on June 30, 2004 at approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT. The first endeavor to orbit Saturn, this international cooperative mission plans a four-year tour of the planet, its rings, magnetosphere and icy moons, including Titan, the planet’s largest. DONALD SHEMANSKY, a professor of aerospace […]

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June 28th, 2004

Detainees, U.S. Supreme Court Rulings

U.S. SUPREME COURT LIMITS PRESIDENTIAL WARTIME POWERS, UPHOLDS DETAINEES’ RIGHT TO USE COURTS EDWIN SMITH, USC law professor, is an expert on democracy and national security. He is also an expert on war powers and foreign relations and international law. He served on the U.S. Department of State’s advisory commission on arms control and nonproliferation. […]

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June 14th, 2004

Pledge of Allegiance

ALISON RENTELN, USC political science professor, has an expertise in constitutional law. Contact: (213) 740-3248 (office), (626) 536-5963 (cell phone), (626) 791-2612 (home) or arenteln@usc.edu. JOHN CROSSLEY, USC associate professor of religion, has an expertise in church and state relations. Contact: (213) 740-0275 (office), (323) 222-7532 (home) or crossley@usc.edu. MICHAEL SHAPIRO, USC professor of law, […]

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June 9th, 2004

Reagan’s Life and Legacy

KEVIN STARR, USC history professor, can discuss Ronald Reagan’s legacy, communication style, popularity, governorship and presidency. Contact: (213) 821-2595 (office), (415) 563-3313 (home) or kstarr@usc.edu. BILL BOYARSKY, USC adjunct journalism professor, can discuss Reagan’s role in California politics and his ascension to the presidency. He is author of The Rise of Ronald Reagan, which looks […]

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May 28th, 2004

Michael Jackson

TOM LYON, USC law professor, is an expert on child abuse and molestation, evidence in criminal cases and credibility of children’s testimony. Lyon is president of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Child Maltreatment and has conducted research on factors that influence children’s honesty and credibility when questioned about abuse. Contact: (213) 740-0142 (office) or […]

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April 14th, 2004

California Ballot Measures

The deadline for turning in signatures for ballot measures in California is Friday, April 16. Several propositions have qualified for the Nov. 2 ballot, including a bond measure to finance high-speed passenger trains; a constitutional amendment providing greater access to government information; and a measure relating to healthcare coverage requirements. More than 40 other proposed […]

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March 2nd, 2004

Super Tuesday Elections

ELIZABETH GARRETT, director of the USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics and a USC law professor, can discuss the presidential primary and the candidates’ political strategies. She can also discuss Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed remedies for the state’s fiscal crisis – Prop. 57 and Prop. 58. Contact: (213) 821-5438 (office), (310) 968-5398 […]

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February 17th, 2004

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s First 100 Days in Office

ELIZABETH GARRETT, director of the USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics and a USC law professor, can discuss Schwarzenegger’s proposed bond measures, California’s fiscal health, the use of initiatives as a way to govern and proposed spending cuts. Contact: (213) 821-5438 (office), (310) 968-5398 (cell) or egarrett@law.usc.edu. MARTIN KAPLAN, director of USC’s […]

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