Hans Bader discusses the seemingly incoherent approach of the Department of Justice to prosecuting financial abuses, though I suspect it's a little early to criticize the lack of prosecutions in the MF Global case. If there aren't indictments closer to the statute of limitations deadline, then we can raise an eyebrow.
Bader on the Theodore Urban case
- New statute would make state witness tampering a federal crime
- Paul Larkin on the STOCK Act
- Reflection on the criminal law scholarship of William Stuntz
- Supreme Court hears argument on Stolen Valor Act
- Around the web, February 21
- Distinguishing between the "public corruption amendment" and fighting public corruption
- Bill introduced to de-criminalize the Lacey Act
- The Carlyle IPO
- New Column: Potential criminalization of traditional business relationships
- Around the web, January 27
- SOPA protests demonstrate the value of limited-government principles
- New Podcast: James Copland and Andrew Wise discuss 'honest services' fraud post-Skilling and the Kevin Ring trial
- Hans Bader on SEC charges against former Fannie and Freddie execs
- New Podcast: James Copland and Timothy O'Toole discuss overcriminalization concerns raised by the 'Clean Up Government Act'