Professor Larson talks to Guardian, Background Briefing podcast about U.S. Capitol attack

In an interview for the April 6 episode of the Background Briefing with Ian Masters podcast, Professor Carlton F.W. Larson discussed the topic of treason vs. insurrection as applied to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Listen to the interview.

Larson explored the same topic in an interview with The Guardian, for an April 5 article headlined “Why aren't we calling the Capitol attack an act of treason?” Read the story.

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) and On Treason: A Citizen’s Guide to the Law (Ecco/HarperCollins).


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