White House Party Crashers May Face Criminal Charges
Daphne Eviatar reports that the two people who crashed a state dinner last week may be facing criminal charges. Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, Orin Kerr explains the most likely legal theories for it.
I’ve no doubt that the party crashers most likely broke the law, but I think that a Federal prosecution is absurd.
I thought that this stunt was cheeky and fun. Nobody was hurt. Nothing was harmed except the pride of some security officials, which is something I can live with.
Should the Secret Service investigate to find out how the party crashers got in? Absolutely. But prosecuting them is a waste of time and resources and pretty unjust, to boot.