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Former U.S. attorney criticizes regulators too timid to enforce the law

Former U.S. attorney criticizes regulators too timid to enforce the law

By John Glynn

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., decries federal regulators who give in to bullying by the industries they’re supposed to regulate. He calls for the creation of more responsive enforcement regimes and independent prosecutors who are willing to step in despite being buffaloed by special interest groups.

Whitehouse was a keynote speaker at “Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes,” a May 13 conference hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, the Administrative Conference of the United States, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

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