DOJ using an ever expanding and increasingly vague federal criminal code to bully?
Carrie Severino at Bench Memos – National Review Online: This particular case is emblematic of a much larger public-policy problem that a growing number of high-profile organizations and individuals, on the right and the left, have been highlighting. It is often called “over-criminalization,” but it might as well be thrown in with the problem of over-regulation and federal overreach. According to this Federalist Society study, the federal criminal code has exploded in recent decades. As of 2004, there were “over 4,000 offenses that carry criminal penalties in the United States Code