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Congress Considers Over-Criminalization and Over-Federalization of Criminal Law

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As noted at White Collar Criminal Prof Blog and The Justice Fellowship, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing last week on "Over-criminalization of Conduct and Over-federalization of Criminal Law." Organizations which addressed the Subcommittee on issues of over-criminalization and over-federalization included the American Bar Association, the… Continue Reading

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009

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Virginia Senator Jim Webb authored an article yesterday on HuffingtonPost entitled "Why We Must Reform Our Criminal Justice System," seeking support for a bill he has introduced in the Senate, the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009, S. 714. The bill sets forth findings, including: 1. The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the… Continue Reading