In the News: Rachel Moran on One of the Highest Per-Person Payouts Over Mass Arrests in US History

Professor Rachel Moran, an associate professor and founder of the Criminal and Juvenile Defense Clinic at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times about the social justice protests during the summer of 2020 that ended with New York City agreeing to pay at least $21,500 each to individuals who say they were boxed in, pepper-sprayed and arrested by police.

From the story:

“The settlement is significant not only because of the size of the payout but also because it is being awarded to those whose First Amendment rights were violated.

“It’s large numbers of people who were not brutally injured, but who were peacefully protesting, and the police just illegally shut down those protests,” said Rachel Moran.