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Professor Catherine Ross, New York Life Fellow, Publishes "What the First Amendment Really Says About Whether Trump Incited the Capitol Riot" for Future Tense Publication

February 8, 2021, Fellows in the news

Professor Catherine Ross, New York Life Fellow and Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, published an article for the publication Future Tense titled "What the First Amendment Really Says About Whether Trump Incited the Capitol Riot". In the article, Professor Ross examines whether President Trump's speech given shortly before the January 6th riot on the capitol satisfy a legal definition of incitement. She looks toward the historic ruling of She Brandenburg vs. Ohio (1969) and examines Trump's words and actions leading up to the riot to deconstruct the relationship between Trump, the rioters, the First Amendment and the definition of incitement.

Read the article here.

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