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The Criminalization of Politics

Striking the right balance is hard. But there should be a strong presumption in favor of leaving politics – and its inherent passions and prejudices – at the courthouse door. Criminalizing politics doesn't just poison our government and undermine our justice system. It imperils our nation as a whole.

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