- Nov 21, 2018
T. Markus Funk (a partner at Perkins Coie and a scholar of, among other things, self-defense law) and I published...
"U.S. Self-Defense Law—'Harsh' By International Standards?"
Last November was marked by wall-to-wall media coverage of Kyle Rittenhouse's trial in Wisconsin for murder after he shot three men, two of whom died. Law professors, criminal lawyers, and laypersons alike filled the airwaves with varied legal and moral assessments of Rittenhouse's self-defense claims.
An evergreen aspect of the Rittenhouse coverage were declarations of U.S. self-defense law's purported laxness, particularly by international comparison.
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