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Oct 21
No Shaftesbury, Join Us For “Criminal Law Reform Summit” Instead

  October 21, 2019, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

  The Umsted Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Join Former Chief Justice Mark Martin For Lunch At The North Carolina Criminal Law Reform Summit

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Date: October 21st, 2019 (9am – 5:30pm)
Location: The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 
100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC

North Carolina’s criminal laws are scattered across thousands of pages of statutes, regulations, ordinances, and judicial opinions. Many of these laws are outdated, duplicative, and even unconstitutional. How does this harm North Carolinians? How can we fix it? Join us for a rousing discussion about these pressing issues.

Topics of Discussion Include:

Who Is Harmed by Overcriminalization?

Ways to Build A New and Better Criminal Code

Next Steps and Action Plan for Criminal Law Reform

Additional Speakers and Panelists:


Becki Gray
, Senior Vice President, John Locke Foundation
Jay Schweikert; Policy Analyst, Cato Institute
Jim Copland; Director Senior Fellow, Legal Policy, The Manhattan Institute
Jon Guze, Director of Legal Studies,John Locke Foundation
Lorrin Freeman, District Attorney, Wake County
Steven Walker, Chief of Staff and General Counsel to the Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Eddie Caldwell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, North Carolina Sheriff’s Association
Mark Martin, Dean, Regent University School of Law (Former Chief Justice of North Carolina Supreme Court)
Jessie Smith, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government
Rose Williams, Associate Executive Director of Public and Government Affairs, North Carolina League of Municipalities
Mike Schietzelt, Legal Fellow, John Locke Foundation
Representative Sarah Stevens, North Carolina General Assembly
Representative Ted Davis, North Carolina General Assembly
Senator Warren Daniel, North Carolina General Assembly
Representative Marcia Morey, North Carolina General Assembly

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