Punishing Protest: Patrick Shea and Heidi Boghosian Discuss Law and Civil Disobedience

What is the justice system for? Activists from the Occupy movement to climate justice camps are regularly made examples of by courts while bank and oil company executives avoid prosecution for real crimes. During Orion‘s latest live web event, Patrick Shea, a lawyer who defended climate justice activist Tim DeChristopher (see “What Love Looks Like” in the January/February 2012 issue of Orion), and Heidi Boghosian, director of the National Lawyers Guild, discussed what activists engaging in nonviolent protest can expect from the justice system.