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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.

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110th Congress

The One Hundred Tenth United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, between January 3, 2007, and January 3, 2009, during the last two years of the second term of President George W. Bush.

Legislation Bill Sponsor State
HR 6257: Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2008 Kirk IL
S 3217: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2008 Specter PA
HR 3013: Attorney-Client Protection Act of 2007 scott VA
S 1578: Ballast Water Management Requirements inouye HI
HR 6903: Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act of 2008 Green TX
S 2305: Caging Prohibition Act of 2007 whitehouse RI
HR 5038: Caging Prohibition Act of 2008 conyers MI
HR 740: Caller ID Spoofing Scott R VA
S 1654: Caller ID Spoofing Services kyl AZ
HR 2964: Captive Primate Safety Act Johnson TX
HR 6505: Captive Primate Safety and Disabled Human Assistance Act Young AK
HR 4005: Capturing On-line Predators Act of 2007 keller FL
S 2033: Cell Phone Consumer Empowerment Act of 2007 klobuchar MN
HR 5768: CFTC Improvement Act of 2008 frelinghuysen NJ
HR 4626: CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2007 etheridge NC
HR 6861: Child Labor Safety Act Braley IA
HR 5652: Child Sexual Slavery Prevention Act of 2008 Pearce NM
S 2135: Child Soldiers Accountability Act Durbin IL
HR 1535: Children's Health Insurance Coverage dingell MI
HR 3963: Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 dingell MI
S 2881: Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2008 Durbin IL
HR 5712: Close the Contractor Fraud Loophole Act Welch VT
HR 4066: Close the Enron Loophole Act welch VT
S 1892: Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 cantwell WA
HR 2830: Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2007 Oberstar MN