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 the use of criminal law sanctions instead of civil law remedies? Are prosecutors expanding the reach of criminal statutes to address conduct that was clearly not contemplated by Congress when enacted? Join our panel of experienced lawyers, John Lauro, of the Lauro Law Firm, Marjorie Peerce, Partner at Ballard Spahr, LLC, Adeel Bashir, Appellate Attorney- Office of the Federal Defender in the Middle District of Florida, and moderator Professor Lucian Dervan, SIU School of Law, as they explore these important questions.