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Paris Hilton appeals jail sentence

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Grand jury timing odd in Jacko's case

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Former SLA radical Olson seeks trial

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A former California radical turned Minnesota housewife who feared a post-Sept. 11 jury would be unsympathetic to her alleged role in a 1970s bombing conspiracy

Laurie L. Levenson is the William M. Rains Fellow and Director of the Center for Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School. She has written books on California criminal law and is a frequent television commentator on criminal legal issues, first coming to fame as a frequent commentator for CBS in the OJ Simpson trial. She has written about the ethics of being a television commentator.

Levenson graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from UCLA School of Law, where she was chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review. After clerking for Judge James Hunter III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, she worked as an assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California, where she rose to the position of assistant division chief. She joined the Loyola faculty in 1989.

Along with Erwin Chemerinsky, she has argued that a "meaningful public trial in the 1990s requires that it be broadcast because few people realistically can attend court proceedings."

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