J.K. Rowling’s New Pottermore Essay Explores Magical Congress of USA

By Dianna Dilworth 

Pottermore.com has published The Magical Congress of the United States of America by J.K. Rowling, the third and final installment of Magic in North America.

This latest essay gets into the origins of the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA). The essay gives some background for the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The film opens on November 18th. Here is an excerpt from the new essay:

MACUSA’s primary aim was to rid the continent of Scourers, corrupt wizards who had hunted their fellow magical beings for personal gain. MACUSA’s second great law enforcement challenge was the number of wizarding criminals who had fled to America from Europe and beyond, precisely because of the lack of organised law enforcement such as existed in their own countries.