News Release

Overcriminalization Media Call

Washington, DC (December 15, 2010) – On Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 10:00 AM EST, the Federalist Society will host a media call on the proposed House rules change for Automatic Sequential Referral. The change would require any bill that proposes or modifies a criminal penalty to be referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary before any floor consideration. The call will feature former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III and Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

To join this call, please contact Caitlin Carroll at or 703-683-5004 ext. 115 for the dial-in information and pass code.


Discussion on the proposal to change the House rules for Automatic Sequential Referral and criminal law in the next Congress.

Thursday – December 16, 2010 @ 10:00 AM EST – 10:30 AM EST

Please contact Caitlin Carroll for conference call dial-in number and pass code


Edwin Meese
Former U.S. Attorney General

Norman Reimer
Executive Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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