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    Overcriminalization Interrupted: Senate Passes House Version of Stock Act

    “Hallelujah” overstates the point, but we are pleased that the Senate on Thursday accepted the revisions to the STOCK Act made by the House of Representatives. As Heritage explained in two earlier Issue Briefs on this subject, the additional public corruption provisions that the Senate initially wanted to include in … More

    Beware the "Public Corruption" Amendment to the STOCK Act

    Perhaps not so surprisingly, Washington politicians on both sides of the aisle are opposed to the recent change by Representative Eric Cantor (R–VA) and the House of Representatives in eliminating the so-called public corruption amendment that was proposed by Senators Patrick Leahy (D–VT) and John Cornyn (R–TX) and attached to … More

    Senate's Public Corruption Move Raises Overcriminalization Concerns

    The Senate is currently considering the addition of a public corruption bill as an amendment to the STOCK Act.  While the goal of reining in public corruption is laudable, as has been discussed before, many of the policies in the proposed amendment raise significant overcriminalization concerns. Heritage, a task force … More