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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