Making Business a Crime

By June 27, 2008Briefly Legal

We’ve got a post up over at Point of on a U.S. Supreme Court decision that drew little national attention this week, its denial of certiorari to W.R. Grace appealing the criminal prosecution of the company and six of its executives in an asbestos case. (The court’s docket in W.R. Grace v. United States is here.) The NAM had filed an amicus brief in the case with the American Chemistry Council and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Our case summary is here, and the amicus brief is here.

Which reminds us of this excellent paper at the Washington Legal Foundation, “Federal Erosion of Business Civil Liberties,” and the WLF’s related project, “Criminalization of Free Enterprise – Business Civil Liberties Program.”

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