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Topic - John Malcolm
The House Judiciary Committee's new Overcriminalization Task Force recently held its first hearing on the size and scope of a growing problem: There are too many federal laws, they are duplicative and frequently overlap with state crimes, and many fail to include a clear criminal-intent requirement to protect innocent Americans from a potential stint in federal prison.
“The department has said: Here are the guidelines we’re going to use to put forth recommendations for the president — but they’re not bound by them,” said John Malcolm, a former Justice Department lawyer who is now at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
he said, adding, "This should not be permitted in a system that is premised on being a government of laws, and not men."