FOX News Rundown EXTRA: A Deep Dive Into Self-Defense Laws

Kyle Rittenhouse enters the courtroom to hear the verdicts in his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. Rittenhouse has been acquitted of all charges after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the nation’s debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice. The jury came back with its verdict afer close to 3 1/2 days of deliberation. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial and acquittal has reignited the debate over self-defense laws. Rittenhouse was found not guilty earlier this month, after testifying that he acted in self-defense when he shot three people and killed two during protests in Kenosha Wisconsin. The prosecution and many on the left felt he was he provocateur and unjustly fired his weapon. 

Earlier this week, FOX News Contributor and Law Professor at George Washington University Jonathan Turley broke down the Rittenhouse case, and the future implications it may have in self-defense pleas.

Turley also discusses the media’s coverage of the trial and some of the other legal questions raised by the high-profile case.

The original interview was too long and we couldn’t include all of it in our segment. On The FOX News Rundown EXTRA, you will hear our entire conversation with Jonathan Turley and hear his take on self-defense cases, their history and what our legal system and media should learn from the Rittenhouse trial.