Then crime rates soared in American cities and "Get tough on crime!" became a popular political slogan. Members of Congress responded by once again increasing the scope of federal police power, particularly with respect to drug crimes. Today, 209,000 of America's 1,600,000 inmates are in federal prison, which means that 13.5 percent of crimes committed in this country are now federal offenses, half of them involving drug violations.The entire article is available here.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Former U.S. Senator Shares Thoughts on Federal Laws
Robert Bennett, a former U.S. Senator from Utah, offered a concise editorial on the current state of federal criminal law.