OVER-CRIMINALIZING THE TAR HEEL STATE?


Oct 21st, 2013
by Staff Writer

this invitation.

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE FOR POLICY RESEARCH

INVITES YOU TO A CONFERENCE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

RECEPTION AT 6:00 PM PROGRAM BEGINS AT 6:30 PM

CARDINAL CLUB 150 FAYETTEVILLE STREET, SUITE 2800 RALEIGH, NC

OVERCRIMINALIZING THE TAR HEEL STATE?

CRIMINAL-LAW TRENDS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND THE THREAT TO LIBERTY AND COMMERCE

A national trend extending criminal sanctions to what were conventionally matters left to civil justice or professional norms is increasingly being described as “overcriminalization.” Although criminal penalties can be effective, critics of the trend, on both the left and right, express concern that criminal codes afford prosecutors broad discretion in enforcement initiatives while making it increasingly difficult for Americans to comply in good faith. Additionally, concern has emerged that valuable state resources necessary to protect state residents from the most serious crimes may be redirected to enforce new laws at odds with traditional common law principles.

This forum will explore the extent of such “overcriminalization” in North Carolina and how it might best be addressed. We are fortunate to feature such a distinguished group of speakers to explore and help understand overcriminalization trends in the Tar Heel state. Keynoting the event will be Justice Paul M. Newby, an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

6:00 PM   RECEPTION

6:30 PM   KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Justice Paul M. Newby, Associate Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

7:00 PM   PANEL DISCUSSION:

Jeanette Doran, Executive Director & General Counsel, North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law

Josh Howard, Partner and Founder, Gammon, Howard & Zeszotarski

Jeffrey B. Welty, Assistant Professor of Public Law and Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Moderator: Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese, III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation

8:30 PM  ADJOURN

To RSVP, please call 646-839-3373 or visit www.manhattan-institute.org/events/clp_10-30-13.htm.

If you accept and find you are unable to attend, please be sure to let us know.

THIS FORUM HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE INVALUABLE EFFORTS AND GUIDANCE OF OUR EVENT CO-SPONSORS:

The Federalist Society

Civitas Institute

Right On Crime

John Locke Foundation

The Heritage Foundation

NC Institute for Constitutional Law

 

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