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      A Conversation with Author and Lawyer Dean Strang and Lawyer Roy L. Austin in Washington


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      July 30, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      1517 Connecticut Avenue
      Washington, District of Columbia 20036

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      A Conversation with Author and Lawyer Dean Strang and Lawyer Roy L. Austin

      Join Alliance for Justice for a discussion with Dean Strang and Roy Austin about Strang's new book: Keep the Wretches in Order: America’s Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW. In it, he details the fascinating story of the largest mass trial in American History against labor activists during World War I, and its impact shaping the modern Department of Justice. To prevent work stoppages during the war, the DOJ embarked on a sweeping effort – replacing the gunmen and state militias that would break strikes in the past, with lawyers. He’ll be joined in conversation with Roy L. Austin, a former DOJ Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Obama Administration.  Wisconsin Attorney Dean Strang became a household name when his representation of Steven Avery was featured in the Netflix miniseries Making A Murderer. He is an experienced defnese attorney and author of numerous books and essays.  Roy L. Austin is a partner with the law firm of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where he practices trial litigation. In January 2010, Mr. Austin was appointed Deputy Assistant Attorney General (DAAG) in the Civil Rights Division of Obama's Department of Justice. As a DAAG, Mr. Austin supervised the Criminal Section, and the Special Litigation Section’s law enforcement (police departments, corrections and juvenile justice) portfolio.  Doors open at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be provided. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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