Turning Entrepreneurs into Outlaws

13 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2021

Date Written: january 9, 2020


When first asked to participate on a panel about “economic crimes,” I thought I was not really equipped to opine on criminal law since I spend my time in court litigating civil cases to protect constitutional rights. Then I thought a little more about the types of cases I had been working on. I realized, quite to my dismay, that I am qualified to discuss criminal law because I have observed our governments at all levels engaging in a disturbing trend of criminalizing innocuous, peaceful economic activities, simply because those activities involve the exchange of money.

This article (adapted from a speech given at the Federalist Society Law Student Symposium in 2019)discusses local and a federal examples of these attacks on economic liberty.

Suggested Citation

Sandefur, Christina, Turning Entrepreneurs into Outlaws (january 9, 2020). Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3828238

Christina Sandefur (Contact Author)

Goldwater Institute ( email )

500 E. Coronado Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

HOME PAGE: http://goldwaterinstitute.org/en/authors/christina-sandefur/

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