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Join us at the CSCS Expert Community Webinar: Defending Analog Cases


Speaker: James Felman.


To register visit:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1641256804508685067


Litigating Analogue Act Cases – The presentation will provide an overview of the United States Federal Analogue Act, including the term “substantially similar in chemical structure” as well as the mental intent issues arising in prosecutions under the Act. The talk will include a discussion of the Constitutional doctrine of void for vagueness as well as the evidentiary principals involving the admission of expert scientific testimony under US law. Finally, the presentation will include an overview of the disagreements within the DEA regarding their enforcement of the Act and the meaning and scope of the “substantially similar” standard.


Author Bio
James E. Felman has concentrated his practice of law in the defense of complex criminal matters and related civil litigation for over 30 years. Mr. Felman represents clients in federal and state matters in every phase of the criminal process.
Mr. Felman has testified before the United States Senate, House of Representatives, and Sentencing Commission, and frequently writes and speaks on criminal justice policy issues. He serves as Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Task Force on First Step Act Implementation, and as Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s Task Force on First Step Act Implementation. He is a Past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association and is the ABA’s Past Liaison to the US Sentencing Commission. He was a founding member of the Steering Committee of Clemency Project 2014, and former CoChair of the Practitioners’ Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission.
Mr. Felman is a graduate of Wake Forest University, B.A. cum laude, 1984, and Duke University, M.A. Phil. and J.D. with high honors (Order of the Coif), 1987. Following law school, he was a law clerk to Judge T McMillian of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.