Seminar December 11, 2014

The Criminalization of Politics

Event Detail
Edward T. Kang
December 11, 2014
Washington, D.C.

Ted Kang was a featured speaker during this program hosted by the Federalist Society.  What actions are political and what actions are criminal? Where should prosecutors and courts draw the lines? How should we decide what actions should be evaluated at the ballot box and what actions should be evaluated in a court of law? This panel discussed the recent use of criminal law to pursue public officials and political activity. A presentation of former high level Justice Department attorneys looked to recent prosecutions, such as those of Bob McDonnell and John Edwards, to evaluate whether our criminal law is wading too deeply into political activity. Relying on their expertise, the panelists addressed a number of federal crimes, like Honest Services Fraud, used to pursue politicians and discussed whether it is wise to put politics on trial or whether the voters should decide. 

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December 11, 2014
12:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.
The National Press Club / Washington, D.C.

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