Purpose | On January 6th, 2021, citizens witnessed an insurgency at the U.S. Capitol as electoral votes were being certified for the 2000 presidential election. This special issue pays critical attention to the application of criminal law and criminal procedure to those involved in the insurrection, and legal and public policy implications that may stem from the insurgency. Following the events of January 6th, legal conversation and debate has centered on the importance of antecedent events that give context to the insurrection, how criminal law and procedure should be applied to the behavior of President Trump and those who participated in the insurgency, and how to monitor, regulate, and control hate-based and anti-government groups that pose the danger of violence to achieve political objectives.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Contextualization of the antecedent events in the lead-up to the insurgency;
Application of criminal law and procedure to the event and those responsible; and
Appropriate public policy responses.
Submissions | Papers should be received by June 1, 2021. Follow the instructions on How to Submit. If you have any questions, please contact Arthur Garrison by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The special issue will be the Fall 2021 issue.