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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.

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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
S 104: A Bill To Amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 vitter LA
S 3166: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose criminal penalties on individuals who assist aliens who have engaged in genocide, torture, or extrajudicial killings to enter the United States. Sessions AL
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. Kyl AZ
HR 7224: A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to create an offense for misuse in communications of a registered mark. Cannon UT
HR 4973: A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide criminal penalties for the destruction of memorials, headstones, markers and graves commemorating persons serving in the armed forces on private property. poe TX
HR 6777: A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for displaying nooses in public with intent to harass or intimidate a person because of that person’s race, color, religion, or national origin. Lee TX
S 3198: A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to the navigation of submersible or semi-submersible vessels without nationality. Lautenberg NJ
HR 7204: A bill to amend title 49 jackson-lee TX
HR 5769: A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the Telemarketing Sales Rule to explicitly prohibit the sending of a text message containing an unsolicited advertisement to a cellular telephone number listed on the national do-not-call registry. gingrey GA
S 3219: A bill to enhance penalties for violations of securities protections that involve targeting seniors. Casey PA
HR 371: A Bill To Improve Agricultural Job Opportunities berman CA
S 812: A Bill To Prohibit Human Cloning And Protect Stem hatch UT
S 3685: A bill to prohibit the selling and counterfeiting of tickets for a Presidential inaugural ceremony. Feinstein CA
HR 5086: A bill to require the Attorney General to issue guidelines delineating when to enter into deferred prosecution agreements, to require judicial sanction of deferred prosecution agreements, and to provide for federal monitors to oversee deferred prosecution agreements. pallone NJ
HR 874: Abuse of Public Office Penalties cardoza CA
S 158: Accessibility to Affordable Health Care collins MA
HR 6492: Accountability in Deferred Prosecution Act of 2008 Pascrell NJ
HR 1381: Administration of Elections for Federal Office jones NC
S 3297: Advancing America's Priorities Act Reid NV
HR 6392: Alerting Lives through Effective and Reliable Technological Systems (ALERTS) Act of 2008 Cuellar TX
HR 779: Amendment to the Internal Revenue Code Of 1986 reynolds NY
S 261: Animal Fighting Prohibitions cantwell WA
HR 3219: Animal Welfare Act sutton OH
HR 4936: Antifreeze Bittering Act of 2008 ackerman NY
HR 725: Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act Anonymous MI