President Downlow first told his butt boy Holder not to enforce Section 3 of the DOMA years ago, on the grounds it violated equal protection. Then last year in Windsor--on what grounds Justice Kennedy's God-awfully garbled decision makes it impossible to know--the Court backed Downlow's play and officially held Section 3 unconstitutional.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
The Many Failed Efforts to Count Nation's Federal Criminal Laws - WSJNone of these studies broached the separate—and equally complex—question of crimes that stem from federal regulations, such as, for example, the rules written by a federal agency to enforce a given act of Congress. These rules can carry the force of federal criminal law. Estimates of the number of regulations range from 10,000 to 300,000. None of the legal groups who have studied the code have a firm number.
"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."
So let me emphasize: if the Justice Department had sufficient manpower and enforced every Federal law on the books, everyone reading this would be guilty and in Federal prison.
Last edited by Cardinal; 10-21-14 at 02:35 PM.