Inside Sines v. Kessler: A Case Holding White Supremacists Accountable

January 25, 2022

As part of the University’s 2022 Community MLK Commemoration, a panel explores the successful civil lawsuit against organizers, promoters and participants in the 2017 Unite the Right rally. The panelists are plaintiffs Marissa K. Blair, Elizabeth Sines ’19 and Devin Willis; co-lead plaintiffs’ attorneys Roberta Kaplan and Karen L. Dunn; and Deborah Lipstadt, an Emory University history professor who gave expert testimony on antisemitism at the trial. Professor Kim Forde-Mazrui, director of the Center for the Study of Race and Law, moderated the panel. This event also included the presentation of the Gregory H. Swanson Award, named in honor of UVA and the Law School’s first Black student, by Dean Risa Goluboff.