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    New Regulations Equal New Crimes: Congress’s Overreliance on Criminal Statutes as Regulatory Tools

    There is currently a bill before the Senate to establish a Concrete Masonry Products Board, the purpose of which is to “carry out a coordinated program of research, education, and promotion to improve, maintain, and develop markets for concrete masonry products.” The fact that the government feels the need to … More

    NEW VIDEO: Heritage's Entry to the EPA Video Contest

    In case you had any doubts about whether Washington bureaucrats were completely out of touch with ordinary Americans, the Environmental Protection Agency is here to reassure you—they are. While Americans across the country have been tightening their belts and dealing with a wave of new taxes, fees, and regulations, the … More

    How the Feds Criminalized Alternative Energy Entrepreneurship

    Last week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Over-Criminalization of Conduct/Over-Federalization of Criminal Law. Heritage fellow Brian Walsh wrote at the time: We should applaud Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for holding a bipartisan hearing today to examine how federal law can make a criminal … More

    Two New Crimes a Day

    In the 1,528 days that Parliament was in session while Tony Blair was Prime Minister 3,203 new offenses were added to British law … roughly two new crimes every day. In a Heritage Foundation lecture late last year Snaresbrook Crown Court Judge Inigo Bing listed just some of the effects … More