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Prof. Anming Hu Acquitted: Major DOJ "China Initiative" Humiliation

September 13, 2021 (1 min read)

US v. Hu

"This matter is before the Court on defendant’s motion for a judgment of acquittal, pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 29 [Doc. 116, pp. 80–81], a written supplement thereto [Doc. 104; Doc. 116, pp. 272–73], as well as his renewed motion for judgment of acquittal [Doc. 117, p. 23], and a written motion requesting ruling [Doc. 127]. The government opposes defendant’s motions [Doc. 116, pp. 81–93; Doc. 117, pp. 23–33; Doc. 128]. After hearing arguments on defendant’s motion during trial, the Court deferred ruling on the matter. For the reasons stated below, defendant’s Rule 29 motion for a judgment of acquittal is GRANTED and defendant is ACQUITTED on all charges in the indictment [Doc. 3]."

For in-depth legal analysis, see Prof. Lewis' Twitter thread here.