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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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111th Congress

The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011. It began during the last two weeks of the George W. Bush administration, with the remainder spanning the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency.

Legislation Bill Sponsor State
S 2742: American Worker Transition and Community Assistance Act Casey PA
S 1796: America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 Baucus MT
HR 4941: Anti-Cash Smuggling Act of 2010 Kirkpatrick AZ
HR 2815: Anti-Gang Enforcement Act of 2009 Rooney FL
S 1219: Antitrust Criminal Penalties Enforcement and Reform Act of 2004 Extension Act Kohl WI
HR 2675: Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Act of 2004 Extension Act Johnson GA
S 445: Attorney-Client Privilege Protection Act of 2009 Specter PA
S 1536: Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act of 2009 (“ALERT Drivers Act”) Schumer NY
HR 3047: Balancing Act of 2009 Woolsey CA
S 3018: Bipartisan Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2010 Wyden OR
HR 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009 Rush IL
HR 5626: Blowout Prevention Act of 2010 Waxman CA
S 753: BPA-Free Kids Act of 2009 Schumer NY
HR 103: Caging Prohibition Act of 2009 Conyers MI
S 3589: Carbon Capture and Sequestration Deployment Act of 2010 Rockefeller WV
S 3546: Cheaper Car Insurance Act of 2010 Schumer NY
HR 3362: Checks and Balances Restoration and Revitalization Act Miller NC
HR 2868: Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009 Thompson MS
S 1179: Child Custody Protection Act Ensign NV
HR 257: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009 Jackson Lee TX
HR 634: Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Lehtinen FL
S 275: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 Baucus MO
HR 4428: Children's Toxic Metals Act Speier CA
S 2979: Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA) of 2010 Leahy VT
HR 3888: Clean Cruise Ship Act of 2009 Farr CA