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By Jack King; Ivan J. Dominguez
NACDL and Coalition Release ‘Criminal Law Checklist for Federal Legislators’By Ivan J. Dominguez
As part of an ongoing, multi-front effort to rein in
the burgeoning problem of overcriminalization, NACDL, joined by the
Heritage Foundation and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, on Mar. 24,
2011, held a briefing on Capitol Hill for media and congressional
staffers focused on overcriminalization in the Dodd-Frank Act. At that
briefing, the groups released a Criminal Law Checklist for Federal
Legislators. The checklist, which was jointly prepared and issued by the
three organizations and the Washington Legal Foundation, provides
common sense guidance for legislators considering the introduction or
passage of any criminal law on the federal level.
“This checklist is another tool to rein in the twin
problems of overcriminalization and the overfederalization of criminal
law. NACDL is providing it to lawmakers as part of an ongoing effort in
concert with like-minded organ
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