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Friday, January 9 • 11:10am - 12:20pm
Curtailing the Criminalization of Capitalism: Overcoming Overcriminalization in Texas - Center for Effective Justice

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Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and folks from all across the political spectrum have different ideas about what constitutes a crime – especially when the offended party is apathetic. Why must a stylist complete the equivalent of 350 days of training to be allowed to cut hair or be punished in criminal court? Should the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service be permitted to raid a private business and seize inventory at gunpoint under the allegation of import restrictions? There are countless instances of overregulation and overcriminalization that affect not only big companies like Gibson Guitars, but also small stores like Mike’s Barber Shop. Join the Center for Effective Justice as we discuss how overcriminalization affects you and why you should care.

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Vikrant Reddy

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Vikrant P. Reddy is a senior policy analyst in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he coordinates the Right On Crime campaign. He has authored several reports on criminal justice policy and is a frequent speaker and media commentator on the... Read More →

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Shannon Edmonds

Director of Governmental Relations, TDCAA
Shannon Edmonds is the Director of Governmental Relations for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA), the largest statewide association of prosecutors in the nation. Mr. Edmonds serves as a liaison between prosecutors and the Texas Legislature on criminal justice... Read More →
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Rep. Jeff Leach

District 67, Texas House of Representatives
State Representative Jeff Leach proudly serves the citizens of House District 67, consisting of portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas in Collin County. A committed conservative, Representative Leach believes in limiting the size and scope of government, lowering taxes... Read More →
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John Malcolm

Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
John is the Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies & the Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where he writes and speaks on a variety of law-related topics.An honors graduate from Columbia College... Read More →
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Rep. Joe Moody

District 78, Texas House of Representatives
Joe Moody represents Texas’s District 78, a mixed urban and rural district covering swathsof northern El Paso County. He is a lifelong El Pasoan and a second generation public servant. His father, District Judge William Moody, and his mother, El Paso school teacher Magdalena Morales-Moody... Read More →

Friday January 9, 2015 11:10am - 12:20pm CST
Capitol Ballroom FG 701 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701

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