John Hasnas: "Is There a Theoretical Justification for the Assignment of Criminal Responsibility to Corporate Entities?"

November 18, 2009 • 12:15 PM • Law School 3037
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In 1909, the Supreme Court decided New York Central & Hudson River R.R. Co. v. United States, which held that corporations are subject to criminal punishment for offenses committed by their employees. A century later, the application of the criminal sanction to business organizations is taken for granted. Hasnas will argue that New York Central was a mistake when it was decided, remains a mistake today, and should be explicitly overruled. For more information, contact Erica Stalnecker at