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News Posted on May 23, 2013

Associate Dean Amar Comments on California Prisoners' Request for San Jose Mercury News

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, commented for the San Jose Mercury News on a request filed by lawyers representing California prisoners asking federal judges assigned to oversee the state's prison system to find Governor Jerry Brown and California Corrections Secretary Jerry Beard in contempt of court for what they claim is "willful defiance" of federal court orders to relieve overcrowding. Dean Amar said that a criminal contempt finding would be "very unlikely." The article was reprinted in newspapers including the Sacramento Bee.

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law with the UC Davis School of Law, is a national authority in the fields of constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and remedies. His biweekly column for, a leading provider of online legal information, centers on his expertise in constitutional law.

San Jose Mercury News