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The legal fallout from Charlottesville

Lazaro Gamio / Axios

The clashes between far-right hate groups and counter protesters in Charlottesville have spurred national conversations about the First Amendment and its limits. What was initially publicized as a lawful protest of the removal of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's statue quickly turned violent when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters and took Heather Heyer's life. The aftermath of the violence has pushed lawyers and investigators into largely uncharted territory.