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Smarter Sentencing Act sponsor on overcriminalization

Smarter Sentencing Act sponsor on overcriminalization

By John Glynn

Sen. Mike Lee, D-Utah, discusses the effects of federal overcriminalization, including the financial, social and human costs of incarcerating criminals who are not a risk to public safety.  He says a reevaluation of federal criminal laws can lead to incremental common-sense changes.

Lee was a keynote speaker at “Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes,” a May 13 conference hosted by the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, the Administrative Conference of the United States, the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

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