LLS in the News

Loyola Law School faculty members pride themselves on being accessible to the media and part of the public discourse on news of legal significance. Visit Loyola's Summary Judgments faculty blog to read faculty opinions on current legal issues. Highlights of recent media appearances and quotations include:

April 2021

4/7- MSNBC

HOW INFOWARS HOST ALEX JONES PUSHED THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO ITS LIMIT

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case brought by radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, in which Jones claimed his First Amendment rights were being violated.

Article by LMU Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson.


4/6- KCRW

COLLEGE ATHLETES V. NCAA ON PLAYERS’ COMPENSATION: WHICH SIDE MIGHT THE SUPREME COURT FAVOR?

Over the weekend, the Stanford women’s basketball team won its first national championship since 1992. In men’s basketball, UCLA’s run to the Final Four came to an agonizing end.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court last week heard a case about the NCAA and compensation for student athletes.

Guest: Jessica Levinson, Professor, LMU's Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.


4/4- CNN

DEMOCRATS FEAR A DELAY IN REDISTRICTING THREATENS BLACK AND ASIAN RESIDENTS IN TWO SOUTHERN STATES

"Unfortunately, a pattern we have seen over and over again, is that when incumbents view a community as a threat to their maintenance of political power, they will use their own power to push back against that threat," said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School.

4/3- Washington Post

POLICE CRACKDOWNS ON ILLICIT MASSAGE BUSINESSES POSE HARMS TO THE WOMEN THEY AIM TO HELP


4/3- Ventura County Star

OXNARD MAN'S 2010 ATTEMPTED MURDER CONVICTION TO BE REVERSED

An Oxnard man's 2010 attempted murder conviction was expected to be reversed because authorities "inadvertently" omitted evidence that could have discredited the prosecution's key witness. 

“After a thorough and comprehensive investigation by our conviction integrity unit, we determined that the defendant was entitled to a reversal. Not only is this the legally required outcome, but it is also the right thing to do in light of the newly discovered evidence and information.” 

Ixta's attorney Philip Dunn and Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent also announced the reversal. Both have been involved in Ixta Jr.'s case. 


4/2- Associated Press

CALIFORNIA MAN EXPECTED TO HAVE CONVICTION OVERTURNED

A Southern California man who has spent years behind bars for an alleged gang shooting is expected to have his conviction reversed this month, according to a law school project that pursues claims of innocence.

Ignacio Ixta Jr. was 21 in December 2010 when he was convicted of attempted murder in Ventura County and sentenced to 34 years to life in prison, the Loyola Project for the Innocent at LMU Loyola Law School said in a statement Friday.

With the help of attorneys and investigators it was learned that evidence that undermined the prosecution’s theory of the crime and indicated that someone else was the shooter was not disclosed to the defense before the trial, the Loyola Project said.