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Criminal,
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Jun. 19, 2024

9th Circuit leery of selective prosecution claim

U.S. prosecutors want charges reinstated against two accused white supremist protesters. Their lawyer says the government didn't charge Antifa protesters with whom they were brawling.

A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel seemed ready Tuesday to reverse a district judge's decision to dismiss criminal charges against two white supremacist protesters based on selective prosecution because three counter-protesters were not charged.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander P. Robbins argued that federal prosecutors "would get laughed out of court" if they charged the counter-protesters, who used their fists and pepper spray in battles with members of the...

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