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Brian Leiter
University of Chicago Law School

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Everyone has an opinion about this, so I guess I should too.  The short version:   Police do not like to be berated or challenged, period, and an incident like this should call more attention to police abuse of the charge of "disorderly conduct" as a way of trampling on the First Amendment rights of citizens to challenge police conduct.  The longer version here.

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