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"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 261: Animal Fighting Prohibitions

Official Title

Strengthens prohibitions against animal fighting, and for other purposes.


New animal fighting bill. Felony to use interstate commerce, mails, etc., to further animal fighting.

Legislation Details

cantwell (D - WA)


06/13/2007: Indefinitely postponed