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Professor Larson Talks to Associated Press About Charges for Jan. 6 Rioters

News Posted on July 23, 2021

Professor Carlton F.W. Larson spoke to the Associated Press for a July 13 story about the possibility of treason or seditious conspiracy charges against the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol rioters. Larson said some would qualify for a provision of seditious conspiracy on “hindering” the execution of U.S. laws: “I think it easily fits.”

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Carlton Larson's research interests focus on constitutional law and legal history. One of the nation’s leading authorities on the law of treason, Professor Larson is the author of the ABA Silver Gavel Award finalist books The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2019) and On Treason: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020).