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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 2892: Wartime Enforcement of Fraud Act of 2008

Official Title

A bill to promote the prosecution and enforcement of frauds against the United States by suspending the statute of limitations during times when Congress has authorized the use of military force.


Would lengthen, from three to five years, the period after the cessation of a war or other use of U.S. armed forces during which the statute of limitations is suspended for crimes of fraud relating to wartime procurement or contracting.

Legislation Details

Leahy (D - VT)


7/25/2008: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 899
07/25/2008: Reported to Senate
06/26/2008: Reported to Senate
04/18/2008: Referred to Senate Judiciary Committee