Below are a few cases that highlight the problem of overcriminalization. Other cases are discussed in the Articles section of this site.
Originally published at the Cato Institute Nov 2, 2020 by Ilya Shapiro and William Yeatman To an unfortunate extent, the modern administrative state has expanded into criminal law enforcement. Many federal regulatory statutes—including those governing antitrust, securities, and the environment—authorize agencies to pursue both civil and criminal penalties. Thus, more than 300,000 federal regulations have… Continue Reading