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Following the jury’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse , the teenager who beat felony homicide charges over the deaths of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin , legal analysts contend any follow-up civil rights case “will fail” if prosecutors push for one.
The verdict prompted a condemning response from the likes of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, who tweeted Nov. 19 that the full acquittal was a “miscarriage of justice” that “justifies federal review” by the Department of Justice . However, legal analyst and Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson told the Washington Examiner the self-defense evidence in Rittenhouse’s criminal case “will be just as overwhelming in a civil case.”
“There is no obvious basis for a civil rights prosecution against Rittenhouse,” said Jacobson, who is also the founder of the Legal Insurrection blog and followed the trial daily.
“The videos are the videos, and the testimony already is under …

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