Friday, April 30, 2004

Attack of the Federal Criminal Kudzu

ReasonOnline has a very interesting column this month about the explosive expansion in Federal criminal law in the last 50 years or so. It questions the fundamental wisdom of using Federal power to punish and enforce what are, in reality, local crimes. Not to bite the hand that feeds me, but there is a lot to be said for the argument that things have just gone to far. Oh, and notice who presided over the initial doubling of the Federal prison population - that champion of "smaller government," Ronald Reagan.

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