Short Circuit 146 (9/4/20)

Rejoining us after a very long break is Rob Johnson, who has some things to say about the Anti-Riot Act and a case finding part of it overbroad and unconstitutional. The case comes out of a prosecution of some racist rioters who attended a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. Also, Rob Frommer tells us a tale about a woman who spent a decade in prison for a crime she did not commit, and that there was plenty of evidence she did not commit before she was imprisoned. Despite all this, prosecutorial and qualified immunity do their best to bar her access to justice. Plus, learn a bit about what happened when the Hanoverians took over from the Stuarts.

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Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Short-Circuit-146-transcript-1.pdf
United States v. Miselis, https://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/194550.P.pdf
Weimer v. County of Fayette, https://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/191823p.pdf
The Riot Act, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/8142/8142-h/8142-h.htm
Robert Frommer, https://ij.org/staff/rfrommer/
Robert Johnson, https://ij.org/staff/rjohnson/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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