The Face of Overcriminalization

"'Overcriminalization' Making Us a Nation of Felons?" Video Report and Article, CBN News, April 1, 2012.  CBN's John Jessup reports from Washington with legal commentary from NACDL Board Member Timothy P. O'Toole. 


Convicted of a Crime He Didn't Know He Committed," Video Report, The Wall Street Journal, December 13, 2011. Wall Street Journal's Neil Hickey reports from Washington with legal commentary from NACDL Board Member Timothy P. O'Toole.  

Personal Stories of Overcriminalization

Krister Evertson - Case Summary, Video, Petition for Cert, and Washington Examiner Special Report: Intro, Part One and Part Two 

George Norris - Case Summary and In-Depth Study 

Abner Schoenwetter - Case Summary, Video, and Miami Herald Story 

Bobby Unser - Case Summary, Video  

Gibson Guitar - Gibson and its CEO Henry Juskiewicz respond to the government raids and discuss the ongoing legal battle.  Click here!  

John Yates - Case Summary - In His Own Words, Background, and NACDL amicus briefs (here and here)

Press & Commentary on the Destruction of Overcriminalization

"Is Congress Addressing Our Overcriminalization Problem? Reviewing the Progress of the Overcriminalization Task Force," Heritage Legal Memorandum (August 2014).

"Chemical Weapons Treaty Does Not Apply to Petty Crime, Justices Rule," by Adam Liptak, The New York Times, June 2, 2014. [Full Opinion]

"Justices to Weight Finance Law as It Was Applied to Little Fish," Adam Liptak, The New York Times, April 28, 2014.

"Engulfed by Environmental Crimes: Overcriminalization on the Gulf Coast," Texas Public Policy Foundation, December 2012.

"When Everyone Is an Offender," The Atlantic, September 28, 2011.

"As Federal Crime List Grows, Threshold of Guilt Declines," The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2011.

"As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared," The Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2011.

"Overcriminalized America," National Review Online, May 2, 2011.

"Overcriminalization on Appeal - Notable concurrence from Chief Kozinski as 9th Circuit Reverses White Collar Conviction," Sentencing Law & Policy Blog, December 10, 2010. [Full Opinion]

"Rough Justice in America - Too many laws, too many prisoners," The Economist, July 22, 2010.

"Editor's Highlights: America locks up too many people, some for acts that should not even be criminal," The Economist, July 22, 2010.

 

 

 

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