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Enacting Principled, Nonpartisan Criminal-Law Reform: A Memo to President-elect Obama

In this paper, Brian Walsh urges the Obama Administration to pursue four important criminal law reforms: strengthening criminal-intent requirements and presumptions in favor of defendants with regard to ambiguous statutes, protecting the attorney-client privilege, reforming the Federal Criminal Code, and reforming federal grand jury practices.

Brian Walsh, Heritage Foundation Special Report 42, January 2009



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