Griffin testifies on planned public corruption legislation July 26

July 26, 2011Duke Law News

Professor Lisa Kern Griffin will testify July 26 before the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security regarding pending legislation on public corruption.

The hearing, on H.R. 2572, titled the “Clean Up Government Act of 2011,” will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the 2141 Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Griffin’s written testimony will be available to download here following the hearing.

A former federal prosecutor, Griffin’s scholarship and teaching focus on evidence, constitutional criminal procedure, and federal criminal justice policy. Recent publications have addressed political corruption prosecutions, deferred prosecution agreements in corporate fraud cases, the relationship between narrative theory and factual accuracy at trials, the Supreme Court's confrontation clause jurisprudence, and the construction of mens rea in fraud and obstruction cases.

To request an interview with Griffin following the hearing, contact Forrest Norman at (919) 613-8565.