Striking the Right Balance: Criminal v. Civil Law Sanctions

  • September 16, 2015
  • 12:00-1:15 PM

Striking the Right Balance: Criminal v. Civil Law Sanctions

 

Co-sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Foundation for Criminal Justice, and The Constitution Project

 

 

How should our federal government strike the right balance between the use of criminal law sanctions instead of civil law sanctions? 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, moderated by Professor Lucian Dervan, as they explore these important questions.

Introductory Remarks & Acknowledgement of Sponsors
Norman Reimer, Executive Director, NACDL

Moderator
Professor Lucian Dervan, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Panelists
Adeel Bashir, Apellate Div., Office of the Federal Defender, Middle District of FL
John Lauro, Lauro Law Firm
Marjorie Peerce, Ballard Spahr

Please RSVP by September 10, 2015
Lunch will be provided

When


September 16, 2015
12:00-1:15 PM

Where


Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2226
  • Rayburn House Office Building Room 2226
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