- DRI overcriminalization panel: Executives, "are now living 'in fear of losing everything' not for personal conduct but for what someone else may have done." [BLT]
- LIRR disability mills generate indictments for what would have been a $1 billion fraud. The question is why functionally identical mass tort mills aren't facing criminal consequences. [Overlawyered]
- The late William Stuntz's The Collapse of American Criminal Justice: why the justice system does a bad job of separating defendants who deserve punishment from those who don't. [Cassell @ WSJ via Volokh; Stevens, J., @ NYRB; Chronicle of Higher Ed]
- The hypocritical attack by Congressional Democrats on Justice Thomas. [Wash Times]
- Pero criticizes Soros's anti-judicial elections campaign. [Wash Times]
- NYT Paul Clement profile.
- How California drives away jobs and business. [Malanga @ WSJ, coming soon to CIty Journal]
- Utah: you can serve alcohol, you can show movies with nudity, you can't do both simultaneously. [ABAJ]
Around the web, October 31
- Bond v. U.S.
- A Poster Child for Overcriminalization: The History of the Lacey Act
- Release of New Manhattan Institute Report on DPAs/NPAs
- Opposing FCPA Overcriminalization
- The Detrimental Effects of Extreme Deterrence
- Update on BAMN
- The Bond That Ties: A Case-Study in Federalism
- In the Matter of McCutcheon: The Merits of Campaign-Finance "Aggregation"
- Debate Concludes: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Reply: Never underestimate a defense lawyer's imagination
- A Debate: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Follow the debate: Overcriminalization is a problem, but a 'mistake of law defense' is not the right solution
- New Featured Discussion: Reconsidering the 'mistake of law defense' in the battle against overcriminalization
- Teen Sexting, Youthful Mistake or Felony?
- New Podcast: Federal overcriminalization hurts Ohioans