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The Limits of Federal Criminal Law

Thursday, December 08, 12:00 PMNational Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045

In the last year, the Department of Justice lost three major cases against Fed Ex, Vascular Solutions and Warner Chilcott. Critics argue that each case was an example of over-enforcement by DOJ and overcriminalization by Congress. Proponents assert that it is a critical role of government to police and dissuade bad acts by private citizens and corporations. Are there too many federal agencies, giving prosecutors too much power over individuals and corporations? Is it good policy to prosecute individual employees of a corporation, as suggested in the Yates memorandum? Panelists, including lawyers in each of these three cases, will discuss the limits of federal criminal law and prosecutions.

Join us Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 12:00 noon for a luncheon at the National Press Club to hear our legal experts debate the issues and arguments at stake in this important litigation. 

If you cannot join us live, we have added the option to view it in real time on the Federalist Society's blog page.  


  • Cristina C. Arguedas, Partner, Arguedas, Cassman & Headley LLP 
  • Leslie R. Caldwell, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, The United States Department of Justice
  • Ben Hatch, Partner, McGuireWoods
  • John Richter, Partner, King & Spalding 
  • Joseph Savage, Partner, Goodwin Proctor 
  • Moderator: Stuart S. Taylor, Contributing Editor, National Journal 

Texas v. United States: What Happens Now?

Dallas Lawyers Chapter Monday, December 12, 12:00 PMBelo Mansion
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201


  • Prerak Shah - Senior Counsel to the Attorney General of Texas

St. Louis Federalist Society's 2016 Christmas Party

St. Louis Lawyers Chapter Monday, December 12, 06:00 PMHome of Tom and Anne Walsh
4 Algonquin Wood
St. Louis, MO 63122

Please Join Us for Cocktails and Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres to Celebrate this Holiday Season!

Article I Initiative Conference

Article I Initiative Thursday, January 12, 09:30 AMCapitol Visitor Center
First St NE
Washington, DC 20515
Article I Initiative

The overarching objective of the Federalist Society's Article I Initiative is to provide an explanatory theory of Congress and its role in the American constitutional system as envisioned by the Framers. To that end, the Society has brought together top academics in the field to discuss their ideas in a forum accessible to those who have the most influence over the institutional health of the US Congress.

Lunch with Dr. Devine

Montgomery Lawyers Chapter Friday, January 13, 11:30 AMCapital City Club
201 Monroe St #2100
Montgomery, AL 36104


  • Dr. Donald Devine - Senior Scholar, The Fund for American Studies

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