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CJR Scholarship Workshop: "Unexceptional Protest" featuring Prof. Amber A. Baylor, Columbia Law School.

CJR Scholarship Workshop: "Unexceptional Protest" featuring Prof. Amber A. Baylor, Columbia Law School.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3aqTtfC

Short Abstract:

Anti-protest legislation is billed as applying only in the extreme circumstances of mass movements and large-scale civil disobedience. Mass protest exceptionalism provides justification for the passage of anti-protest laws, even in states otherwise hesitant to expand public order criminal regulation. Examples include a Virginia bill that heightens penalties for a “failure to disperse following a law officer’s order”; a Tennessee law directing criminal penalties for “blocking traffic”; a bill in New York criminalizing “incitement to riot by nonresidents.” These increasingly prolific laws might be better described as anti-protest expansions of public order legislation, with highly alarming consequences on already highly-surveilled, Black, Latinx, and other targeted communities.  

Professor Bailey’s article examines the construction of mass protest law exceptionalism and advocates for using resistance frames to better understand the burdens and consequences borne by these already-vulnerable communities with the increasingly “unexceptional” anti-protest criminal laws.

Click here to read the article, forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review.

Professor Amber Baylor is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Criminal Law Clinic at Columbia Law School. 

Register here: https://bit.ly/3aqTtfC

The CJR Workshop Series offers a virtual forum for academics to share criminal justice works-in-progress with an audience of academics and practitioners. Seats are limited so registration is required. 

Date:
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time:
2:00pm - 3:15pm
Location:
Zoom Webinar

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