October 31, 2019
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm, Pacific Time
Do We Need New “Domestic Terrorism” Laws?
Following recent incidents of white nationalist violence, scholars and policymakers are debating the need to pass new “domestic terrorism” laws. Brennan Center for Justice Fellow and former FBI special agent Mike German will be in conversation with Stanford Law Professor Shirin Sinnar about the rising tide of white nationalist violence and how the legal community should respond to it.
Mike German has worked at the ACLU and served sixteen years as an FBI special agent, where he infiltrated multiple white supremacist groups. He is the author of Thinking Like a Terrorist and Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Our Democracy. Professor Sinnar has written extensively on national security issues, most recently “Separate and Unequal: The Law of ‘Domestic’ and ‘International’ Terrorism,” published in the Michigan Law Review.