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House Hearing on Federal Criminal Penalties

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Tomorrow morning at 9, in the House Rayburn Office Building, the Over-criminalizaiton Task Force of the Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on criminal penalties.  The Task Force was organized primarily to look into the propriety of using criminal law to enforce the regulatory state, but tomorrow's hearing will examine mainly mandatory minimum sentencing.

The witnesses include some familiar figures.  In order of appearance:  

  • Prof. William G. Otis
    Adjunct Professor of Law
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Eric Evenson
    National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys
  • Mr. Marc Levin
    Policy Director
    Right on Crime
  • Mr. Bryan A. Stevenson
    Founder and Executive Director
    Equal Justice Initiative

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