Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Anny Celsi & Allen Williams
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Topic: Supreme Court oral arguments on California gay marriage ban: After a long wait on both sides of the issue, California’s Prop 8 finally gets its day at the Supreme Court. During the first hour of our program, we’ll broadcast the recorded audio of oral arguments heard earlier in the day. After that, our team of experts will discuss, dissect, parse, and analyze what was said during the hour of arguments. Questions abound about how Chief Justice John Roberts will rule, as he is mostly a blank slate in this area. What can we tell from the oral arguments and the Justices’ lines of questioning? Will we be able to glean who is in support of a broad federal approach and who favors lighter footprint on behalf of the court? Many see this as the civil rights cause of this generation, and we’ll be dedicating our entire show to it.
Guest: Kitty Felde, KPCC reporter who is attending oral arguments
Guest: Lisa McElroy, (MAC-ul-roy), Professor of Law, Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University; Supreme Court scholar
Guest: Greg Stohr, Supreme Court reporter, Bloomberg News (Checking that Greg will be in court that day)
Guest: John Eastman, professor of law and former dean at Chapman University Law School; Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy; Eastman authored an amicus brief for the Proposition 8 case and one for the Defense of Marriage Act case.
Guest: Tara Borelli, Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal - National legal organization that advocates for civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people.
Senior Producer, AirTalk