Tim O'Toole's Congressional Testimony Quoted in The Blog of the Legal Times

"Congress, DOJ Grapple With Revising Corruption Laws"
BLT: The Blog of the Legal Times

On behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tim O’Toole testified before the House’s crime subcommittee in a hearing regarding legislation that would expand the ability of prosecutors to bring cases of alleged public corruption. Many of the bill’s provisions likely would raise the same concerns about vagueness and federalism that caused the Supreme Court to rein in federal prosecutors previously, said O’Toole. "It is difficult to believe that existing federal, state and local criminal laws do not already reach all conduct that is properly criminal. If conduct is still somehow beyond reach, that is likely because the conduct itself is properly beyond the reach of the criminal laws," O’Toole stated.

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