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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Jacob Lizama, an 8th grader enrolled at the Vandenberg Middle School, swears in the defendant Eugene Choi, an 8th grader at VMS, during a mock trial for Public Law Day at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. Public Law Day was enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enable the public to respect the law and protect the democratic way of life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Jacob Lizama, an 8th grader enrolled at the Vandenberg Middle School, swears in the defendant Eugene Choi, an 8th grader at VMS, during a mock trial for Public Law Day at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. Public Law Day was enacted by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to enable the public to respect the law and protect the democratic way of life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staff Sgt. Brion McConville, a 30th Space Wing judge advocate paralegal, coaches students selected to be the defense in a mock trial for Public Law Day at the Vandenberg Middle School here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Staff Sgt. Brion McConville, a 30th Space Wing judge advocate paralegal, coaches students selected to be the defense in a mock trial for Public Law Day at the Vandenberg Middle School here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Landon Trigueiro, a 7th grader at the Vandenberg Middle School, cross examines the first witness Tess Leach, an 8th grader at the VMS, during a mock trial for Public Law Day at Vandenberg Middle School here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Landon Trigueiro, a 7th grader at the Vandenberg Middle School, cross examines the first witness Tess Leach, an 8th grader at the VMS, during a mock trial for Public Law Day at Vandenberg Middle School here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tess Leach, an 8th grader at the Vandenberg Middle School, and Tech Sgt. Michael Weinrich, a 30th Space Wing judge advocate paralegal, laugh during a cross examination during a mock trial for Public Law Day at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tess Leach, an 8th grader at the Vandenberg Middle School, and Tech Sgt. Michael Weinrich, a 30th Space Wing judge advocate paralegal, laugh during a cross examination during a mock trial for Public Law Day at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - The primary defense “attorney,” John Madden, an 8th grader at the Vandenberg Middle School, questions a witness during a mock trial for Public Law Day at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. The students learned the processes and intricacies of the American court system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - The primary defense “attorney,” John Madden, an 8th grader at the Vandenberg Middle School, questions a witness during a mock trial for Public Law Day at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. The students learned the processes and intricacies of the American court system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tyler Frueh, a 7th grader enrolled at the Vandenberg Middle School, closes the defense argument during a mock trial at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system for Public Law Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Tyler Frueh, a 7th grader enrolled at the Vandenberg Middle School, closes the defense argument during a mock trial at the VMS here Friday, April 29, 2011. The mock trial is a tool used to teach children about the processes of the American legal system for Public Law Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lael Huss)