16 Sep 2015

NACDL’s Overcriminalization Panel

Please see the panel discussion before Congressional staffers about overcriminalization planned by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and sponsored by The Constitution Project. How should our federal government strike the right balance between …

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01 Sep 2015

Overcriminalization: It Can Be Complex or Simple but It Is Always Wrong

Please see this excellent article by Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), which discusses the efforts made by the NACDL and others to combat the scourge of …

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30 Jul 2015

John Lauro leads a Panel Addressing the Problem of Overcriminalization in the Federal Judicial System

Over the last several years, John Lauro has addressed the important public policy issue of the overcriminalization of federal law: where ordinary business people are prosecuted for alleged breaches of contract or differences of interpretation …

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29 Jul 2015

Criminalizing Reasonable interpretations of Regulatory Schemes: United States v. Clay case – Podcast

The Federalist Society sponsored a podcast on July 29, 2015, discussing the United States v. Clay case, and how the federal government should not criminalize reasonable interpretations of regulatory schemes. John Lauro, Principal at the …

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15 Jun 2015

Court Holds Defendant’s Interpretation of Ambiguous Regulation Need Not Be “Most Reasonable’ Interpretation

The McDermott Will & Emery law firm authored an excellent blog post concerning the United States ex rel. Donegan v. Anesthesia Associates of Kansas City, PC case. Although a civil false claims case, the Donegan

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13 Mar 2015

United States v. Clay: When Executives Receive Jail Time For Ordinary Business Decisions

 Click here for the link to attorney Matt Kaiser’s excellent article about the United States v. Clay case published by the Washington Legal Foundation. The Washington Legal Foundation has taken a leading role in the …

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07 Oct 2014

Court should reverse defendants’ convictions based on well-reasoned decision in United States v. Whiteside

The Reason Foundation is a champion of libertarian thought and protector of individual rights. It published an excellent summary of the Clay case and the Whiteside holding at the Reason Foundation site. The piece provides …

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