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Minnesota Fellows Reception and Discussion

  • When: July 31, 2018, 5–7 pm
  • Where: US Federal Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street 202 U.S. Courthouse, Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Minnesota Fellows Reception and Disucussion

Register online here or contact the Fellows Office at  (800) 292-5065.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Refreshments will be served.

U.S. Courthouse, 15th Fl Courtroom
300 South Fourth Street
202 U.S. Courthouse
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Special Counsels, Independent Counsels and Special Prosecutors 

Allegations of misconduct by federal officials in the executive branch of the federal government have led to appointments of special prosecutors, independent counsels, or special counsels to investigate and prosecute these cases. Although the Constitution and separation of powers principles deny Congress a direct role in law enforcement, it has authority to conduct oversight hearings and legislative investigations by its committees into government misconduct by executive branch officers and agencies. These investigations and oversight actions can create public pressure on the executive branch to appoint an independent counsel or prosecutor to investigate the matter.   

Please join us for a stimulating, broad-based discussion of special counsel appointments with former U.S. Attorneys Andy Luger and Tom Heffelfinger. The panel will be moderated by Professor Marie Failinger, Professor of Law, Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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