Three Felonies a Day

Harvey Silverglate talked about his book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent (Encounter Books (September 1, 2009). In… read more

Harvey Silverglate talked about his book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent (Encounter Books (September 1, 2009). In his book criminal defense attorney Harvey Silverglate explains how the body of federal law has grown to such an extent that the average white collar worker can commit several federal crimes a day and not know it. The author argues that the executive branch uses the law to gain greater control over upper-middle class and wealthy professionals. He blames the vagueness of laws that allow so much room for interpretation that people can not figure out how to not commit a crime and are vulnerable to sudden, arbitrary prosecution.

Tim Lynch talked about the book he edited, In the Name of Justice: Leading Experts Reexamine the Classic Article "The Aims of the Criminal Law" (Cato Institute; February 2009). This collection of essays considers changes in the theoretical underpinnings of criminal law on the 50th anniversary of the article by Harvard law pro close

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Three Felonies a Day

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Program ID:
289272-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 25, 2009 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 01, 2009 | 5:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 25, 2009 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 31, 2009 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2009 | 5:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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