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The Midday Weekly Review

Apr 4, 2014

A look at the region's news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: Should President Obama grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced to life nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel? The Pollard case has connections to Maryland and Baltimore. It surfaces from time to time, and this week it became part of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to keep alive the fraying Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. Today we’ll speak to University of Baltimore law professor Kenneth Lasson about Jonathan Pollard. Kenneth Lasson has championed Pollard’s release, arguing that his punishment was too harsh. We’ll also hear commentary from historian Richard Striner on the Supreme Court decision on money and election campaigns.

Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life in prison nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel.
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