Professor David Dorfman Discusses the Necessity Defense and Civil Disobedience

July 14, 2017 WAMC Radio
David Dorfman

Professor David Dorfman gives his take on the defense of “The Wawayanda Six”, who were convicted of civil disobedience for blocking access in December 2015 to the CPV Valley Energy Center site. In addition to Warwick resident James Cromwell, founder of Protect Orange County Pramilla Malick and lifelong resident Madeline Shaw also are reporting to the Orange County jail after a planned rally. Cromwell talks about why he refused to pay the $375 fine and Professor Dorfman discusses the "necessity defense" and the role it is playing for those arrested for protesting pipelines, energy centers and fracking. 

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