Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Taks Force Aims to Lighten Criminal Code

Gary Fields wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on May 6, 2013 with the subtitle "Bipartisan Congressional Initiative Targets Bloated Federal Provisions Cited by Critics for Driving Up Incarceration Rates"

Key Points of the Article include: 
"Federal lawmakers and legal experts attribute part of the continuing increase to the rise in criminal offenses and regulations that carry prison time and the creation of laws that don't require knowledge of wrongdoing."

"...the U.S. has weakened a long-standing legal principle known as mens rea, Latin for a "guilty mind," which means the person must know they are doing something wrong before they can be found guilty."

The entire article can be found here.

2 comments:

  1. Congress plans this week to create a new, bipartisan task force to pare the federal criminal code, a body of law under attack from both parties. florida criminal background checks

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  2. Thanks for updating us via this article. Keep it up

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