Overcriminalization  (Page 1)

Conservative support grows for criminal justice reform

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:28pm 3/11/2015 at 4:28pm

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has signed on to a groundbreaking criminal justice reform movement aimed at increasing transparency, lowering recidivism rates, and making sure that criminal laws on the books actually promote a safer society—and not bigger government.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s “Right on Crime” initiative has been making...

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SCOTUS Skeptical of Sarbanes-Oxley Prosecution Over…Fish?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 2:20pm 11/6/2014 at 2:20pm

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed in an effort to reform the finance and governance structures in corporate America. Although the language of the Act is notoriously broad, it has mostly been applied to those in the corporate world who make missteps during investigations into their financial practices.

Then, of...

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Save the whales! (Just don’t feed them.)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:37pm 10/29/2014 at 9:37pm

Proponents of extensive government regulation over research and consumer industries tout their policies as protection against potentially dangerous or harmful behavior; we’ve previously covered silly regulations preventing consumers from engaging in a free economy, and described how these regulations do little to actually protect anyone from anything.

The real problem with...

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