June 18, 2013

AFF-Columbus Learned How Criminal Punishment Should be Used Appropriately

By: Kathryn Shelton

AFF- Columbus partnered with The Manhattan Institute on June 4 to discuss Over-Criminalization in Ohio. Senate Majority Whip Larry Obhof, Justice Paul Pfeifer and Maurice Thompson (founder of the 1851 Center) spoke to a packed house at the Athletic Club in downtown Columbus. Most of the individuals in attendance came to this event with little understanding of what over-criminalization was and what it meant in Ohio, but they left with a clear understanding of how a crime should be defined, how criminal punishment should be appropriately used, and whether Ohioans should be subject to criminal penalties when they do not intend to break the law.

The event was also sponsored by the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, the Columbus Chapter of the Federalist Society, The Buckeye Institute, The Texas Public Policy Foundation and The Heritage Foundation.

For more information on future AFF-Columbus events please contact Alex Goodman at alex@americasfuture.org.