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Overcriminalization

"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

S 3599: A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to add crimes committed in Indian country or exclusive federal jurisdiction as racketeering predicates.

Official Title

A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to add crimes committed in Indian country or exclusive federal jurisdiction as racketeering predicates.

Analysis

This bill would broaden the definition of “racketeering activity” in RICO to include offenses that would have been chargeable under state law had they not been committed in Indian country or other areas of exclusive federal jurisdiction.

Legislation Details
SPONSOR

Kyl (R - AZ)

STATUS:

10/07/2008: Text Available
09/25/2008: Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee