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“You’re (Probably) a Federal Criminal”: A disturbing essay by Judge Alex Kozinski and Misha Tseytlin in a book called In the Name of Justice .

The conclusion? After all the drug laws and business laws and wildlife laws and disposal-of-substances laws, one would be hard-pressed not to have violated a federal law.

As Ilya Somin notes , “The vast scope of federal criminal law is a very serious problem. Because of it, most Americans are effectively at the mercy of federal officials whenever they might choose to come after us.”

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