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Salman v. United States
Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the New York Council of Defense Lawyers as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner.
Argument: The decision below improperly extends the crime of insider trading to conduct never criminalized by Congress. The rule of lenity provides additional reasons to reject the rule adopted below. The decision below exemplifies a broader pattern of over-criminalization through expansive interpretation of federal criminal laws.