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How Did Antitrust Law Help Defeat the Ku Klux Klan? The Vietnamese Fisherman's Association Case

Alicia L. Downey and Derek Andrew Jackson

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In the early 1980s, a group of Vietnamese fishermen residing on the Gulf Coast of Texas collaborated with the Southern Poverty Law Center to launch a brave legal challenge against the Ku Klux Klan. This critical civil rights case involved the use of antitrust law in cases of violence or threats against competitors. Charles Moore joins co-hosts Derek Jackson and Alicia Downey to discuss the Section's Diversity.Advanced Committee's upcoming reenactment of the court proceedings. In this episode, you will learn about the historical significance of antitrust law in American legal history and the potential for new cases in this area. Listen in to learn about the antitrust issues that arose in this milestone case.