Jeannie Suk Gersen

Jeannie Suk Gersen

John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law Harvard Law School

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“The defense’s best possibility of avoiding conviction is to introduce doubt about the cause of death—in particular, about whether Floyd would have died had he not had drugs in his system,” @JeannieSGersen writes. http://nyer.cm/xs38R6R

Congrats! What a great group of people. I look forward to seeing the fruits of your work together. @ProfGuyCharles @jacklgoldsmith @TaraLeighGrove1 and so many other great lawyers and profs.

Helpful legal analysis from @JeannieSGersen, who always begins her criminal law classes with a deceptively simple case: "A police officer shot and seriously injured a man who resisted arrest for a misdemeanor of illegal fishing." https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-simple-facts-of-derek-chauvins-trial

My @newyorker column about the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd, in which the political momentousness far exceeds its legal or factual difficulty. https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-simple-facts-of-derek-chauvins-trial

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