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News Posted on April 6, 2017

Professor Larson Comments for Vox on Trump and Treason

Professor Carlton Larson commented for Vox on potential charges that could arise from investigations into ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the November election.  Although the potential exists for criminal charges, treason would not be among them, Larson said.

“Formally, we’re at peace with Russia, so even the most outrageous assistance to Russia or benefit to Russia wouldn’t count as treason,” Larson said.

Carlton Larson's research interests focus on constitutional law and legal history, with a strong emphasis on the 18th century.