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The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. This podcast feed contains audio files of Federalist Society panel discussions, debates, addresses, and other events related to law and public policy. Additional audio and video can be found at www.federalistsociety.org/multimedia.
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The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016
Dec 9 16
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. -- This panel was held on December 8, 2016, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. -- Speakers: 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; and Joseph Savage, Partner, Goodwin Proctor. Moderator: Stuart S. Taylor, Contributing Editor, National Journal.