Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations

Protesters are demanding that California eliminate the 10-year limit on prosecutions of all sexual assault cases. But why is there a statute of limitations in the first place? And what would it take to change it?

Credits

Guest:
Laurie Levenson - professor of Criminal Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California; former federal prosecutor - @LoyolaLawSchool

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath