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CPAC Hosts a Panel on Overcriminalization

| February 14, 2012

On Saturday morning, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC, three signatories to the Right On Crime Statement of Principles spoke on a panel about overcriminalization. The panel was moderated by RoC signatory Pat Nolan of Prison Fellowship, and it also featured comments from signatories Eli Lehrer of the Heartland Institute and David Keene, formerly of the American Conservative Union. Mary Schmid Mergler of The Constitution Project was also a panelist.

The panelists discussed several notorious examples of overcriminalization, including the current case involving the Gibson Guitar Corporation. Listen to the full panel discussion here.


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