December 12, 2012

The Law and Politics of Marijuana Legalization

Featuring Asa Hutchinson, Former Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration; and Robert A. Mikos, Professor of Law and Government, Vanderbilt University Law School; moderated by Timothy Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

April 23, 2012

“Stand Your Ground” Laws: Self-Defense or License to Kill?

"Stand Your Ground" Laws: Self-Defense or License to Kill?

Featuring Clayton E. Cramer, Historian, Co-author, Cato study, Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens; Massad Ayoob, Firearms Trainer, author of In the Gravest Extreme; Steven Jansen, Vice President, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

November 15, 2011

Ending the Global War on Drugs

Ending the Global War on Drugs: Keynote Address

Featuring Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President, Brazil; Jorge Castañeda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Member of the Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal; Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, Speaker of the House of Deputies, Uruguay; Glenn Greenwald, Columnist and Blogger, Salon; Leigh Maddox, Board Member, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Professor, University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law; Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Caller.

October 27, 2011

Is Liberty Losing Ground in America?

Is Liberty Losing Ground in America?

Featuring David K. Shipler, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Author, The Rights of the People (Knopf, 2011); and Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, Author, Taking Liberties (Oxford University Press, 2011); with comments by Paul Rosenzweig, Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; moderated by Timothy Lynch, Director, Cato Institute Project on Criminal Justice.

September 22, 2010

Recording the Police: Is Citizen Journalism against the Law?

Recording the Police: Is Citizen Journalism against the Law?

Featuring Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition; Joseph I. Cassilly, State’s Attorney, Harford County, Maryland; and David Rittgers , Legal Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

July 21, 2010

The Politics and Law of Immigration

The Politics and Law of Immigration

Featuring Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; and Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies; moderated by Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute.

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June 17, 2010

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws

More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws

Featuring the author John R. Lott, Jr.; with comments from Paul Helmke, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; and Jeff Snyder, Attorney and Author, Nation of Cowards: Essays on the Ethics of Gun Control (Accurate Press, 2001). Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

April 28, 2010

Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Featuring Scott Bullock, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; and Marian R. Williams, Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University; with comments by Scott Burns, Executive Director, National District Attorneys Association. Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

March 24, 2010

10 Rules for Dealing with Police

10 Rules for Dealing with Police

With comments from William “Billy” Murphy, Attorney and 10 Rules Narrator and Neill Franklin, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

December 3, 2009

The USA Patriot Act: Renew, Revise, or Repeal?

Featuring Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Gregory Nojeim, Senior Counsel, The Center for Democracy and Technology; Jena Baker McNeill, Homeland Security Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation; and Richard Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation. Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

July 7, 2009

Federal Drug Policy: Time to Shift Priorities

Federal Drug Policy: Time to Shift Priorities

Featuring Hon. Bob Barr, Liberty Strategies; Pat Nolan, Vice President, Prison Fellowship; Cheye Calvo, Mayor, Berwyn Heights, Maryland; and Tim Lynch, Director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice.