There are so many laws on the books no one can even count them. Why do we need to judge Congress by how many new ones they pass?
"There is no one in the United States over the age of 18 who cannot be indicted for some federal crime," said John Baker, a retired Louisiana State University law professor who has also tried counting the number of new federal crimes created in recent years. "That is not an exaggeration."
The Many Failed Efforts to Count Nation's Federal Criminal Laws - WSJ.com