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