Bonaparte and the FBI

I was just reminded of this tidbit I learned several years ago: The immediate predecessor to the FBI, called the Bureau of Investigation, was founded by then-Attorney General Charles Bonaparte, who was Napoleon’s grand-nephew.

(I say this not to speak ill of either the FBI or Bonaparte — one can’t choose one’s relatives — but just because it’s an odd historical item.)

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.

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