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In June 1982, John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. For the next forty years, the court addressed multiple requests for his release from St. Elizabeths Hospital, until his unconditional release in 2021.

The Road to the Release of John Hinckley

Please join us for a reenactment of one of the pivotal arguments on release, followed by an expert panel discussion about this unique case.
Thursday, June 27 4:30 pm.
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