Sunday, June 19, 2011


Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent [Harvey Slivergate: Paperback ed.]
"In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition and how prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one of us, for even the most seemingly innocuous behavior. The volume of federal crimes in recent decades has increased well beyond the statute books and into the morass of the Code of Federal Regulations, handing federal prosecutors an additional trove of vague and exceedingly complex and technical prohibitions to stick on their hapless targets."

Head of BATF is likely to be fired over gun smuggling scandal (Perez & Barrett, Wall Street Journal)
And Obama's anti-gun nominee to replace him has yet to be confirmed by the senate after two years.