C. Hessick on 12 News

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Associate Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick was interviewed about Gov. Jan Brewer’s request for an expedited appeal of a federal district court judge’s ruling on SB 1070, on KPNX-TV (Channel 12) on July 29.

During the report by Rachel Stockman, Hessick was asked about the timing of the request. “If the state of Arizona doesn’t convince the court that there should be an expedited appeal, it probably will be quite a while until we get their decision,” she said. “Not years, but at least months.”

Brewer’s request was denied by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

To watch the report, click here.

Hessick teaches Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, and a seminar on sentencing law and policy. Her research focuses on aggravation and mitigation in criminal sentencing, relative crime severity, and other political and doctrinal issues associated with sentencing. Hessick recently completed an article to be published in the California Law Review on the constitutionality of common sentencing factors, as well as an article in the Boston University Law Review on whether military service and other good works ought to be treated as mitigating sentencing factors. She currently is working on a manuscript about the prosecution and punishment of teen sexting.