Why Individuality Matters--John Stossel and David Boaz discuss Three Felonies a Day

Last night on Stossel, John Stossel discussed individual liberty with the Cato Institute's David Boaz. When asked about the big issues facing America, Boaz mentions the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and then cites my book Three Felonies a Day, and discusses the real problem of ever proliferating vague federal statutes. Take a look at the video here.  

Tonight, I will be appearing on Stossel to discuss overcriminalization in America. The show, entitled "Illegal Everything," will broadcast on Fox Business at 9PM. 


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New York Times cites TFD in article on criminal justice reform


In a front-page article in today's New York Times, Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak writes about how former ideological adversaries are uniting under the banner of criminal justice reform. Conservatives, libertarians, and liberals have all found common ground in seeing the dangers of overcriminalization, Liptak writes, citing Three Felonies a Day as an example.

Harvey A. Silverglate, a left-wing civil liberties lawyer in Boston, says he has been surprised and delighted by the reception that his new book, “Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent,” has gotten in conservative circles. (A Heritage Foundation official offered this reporter a copy.)

The book argues that federal criminal law is so comprehensive and vague that all Americans violate it every day, meaning prosecutors can indict anyone at all.

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Cato Institute video features Three Felonies a Day, In the Name of Justice

The Cato Institute's video of the week for November 13 features the double book event with  Three Felonies a Day and In the Name of Justice (edited by Tim Lynch, Director of Cato's Project on Criminal Justice).

A clip of the book talk is below; video of the 
full event is available here.




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A clip of the book talk is below; video of the 
full event is available here.




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full event is available here.




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