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Oct. 12 2007 4:18 PM

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Summary Judgment: Lars, Elizabeth, and Michael
Mark Jordan Legan offers his summary of what the critics are saying about this week's new movies. In the latest Summary Judgment, Legan discusses Lars and the Real Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Michael Clayton. Listen to the segment.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

Chatterbox: British Writer Wins Nobel Prize; Gore vs. the Monks
British writer Doris Lessing is less than surprised to be this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. But the real surprise may come when the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is announced. Will monks in Burma beat out Al Gore? Listen to the segment.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007

Jurisprudence: Case Pits Texas Against International Court, Bush
Mexican citizen Jose Medellin has been on death row in Texas for the past 13 years. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments over whether Texas has to follow a ruling by the International Court of Justice that Medellin's rights were violated.
Listen to the segment.

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