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Most Democrats Care About Criminal Intent Only When It Comes to Hillary Clinton

FreedomWorks today urged Democrats who have opposed criminal intent legislation in Congress to reconsider their position following the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) controversial and questionable recommendation not to pursue federal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

07/06/2016
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FreedomWorks Commends House Judiciary Committee’s Action on Justice Reform

Following the House Judiciary Committee’s markup and approval of the Sentencing Reform Act and the Criminal Code Improvement Act, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

11/18/2015
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Why Addressing Over-Criminalization Is a Vital Part of Justice Reform

The House Judiciary Committee is poised to take up several bills dealing with justice reform. Among the bills scheduled for markup on Wednesday are the Sentencing Reform Act, sponsored by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and the Criminal Code Improvement Act, introduced by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). FreedomWorks has released letters of support for both bills.

11/17/2015
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Tell Your Lawmakers to Support the Criminal Code Improvement Act

As one of our more than 6.9 million FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to contact your congressman today and ask him or her to support the Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015, H.R. 4002, and to co-sponsor it if they have not already done so.

11/17/2015
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The Over-criminalization Epidemic: The Need for a Guilty Mind Requirement in Federal Criminal Law

Justice reform is a topic that has received a lot of attention from members of Congress. Front-end sentencing and back-end reentry reforms have dominated the discussion on Capitol Hill, as well as out outside of Washington. Over-criminalization of federal criminal law, however, has not received nearly enough attention.

09/01/2015
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You've probably broken the law, and you don't even know it

In April 1790, the first Congress passed the Crimes Act, a law that established a criminal code in the United States. The Constitution listed only three crimes -- counterfeiting, piracy, and treason. The Crimes Act codified those crimes and added a little more than a dozen others, including murder, larceny, and perjury. The list of federal offenses was short and easily defined.

08/17/2015