Thursday, August 25, 2011

Apply It To Goverenment

There are so many rules and rulings that it is hard for a layman to keep up, or want to move up.  Here is the latest from Tiger Hawk on the FDA moving to use the Park Doctrine with regard to FDCA products (Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act).  Now (if you are in the "chain of command") you can be prosecuted, and sent to jail, if there is bad stuff happening that you don't know about, but you "coulda, shoulda, woulda" known about.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released aggressive guidelines for prosecutions under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act(FDCA)that put corporate officers at risk of criminal liability merely because of their position within a violating company. The guidelines reinvigorate the long dormant Park doctrine, which allows corporate officers to be held criminally responsible for corporate violations of the FDCA and convicted of a misdemeanor even if — unlike virtually all other criminal laws — they had no knowledge of the illegal conduct.
I think I wouldn't much object if the first prosecutions were with regard to the Operation "Gun Runner" conducted by DOJ.  What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

nealcroz said...

The promoted all of the Gun Runner chain of command...and fired the guy who ratted them out.