John Baker discussed the over-criminalization of federal law with YAL at WSU

John S. Baker, Ph.D., J.D., a former DA who has argued before the US Supreme Court, spoke with Western State University College of Law (on behalf of YAL and FedSoc) about the over-criminalization of federal law
 
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During his speech, Mr. Baker claimed that half of statutory federal crimes have come about in the last 40 years of our history.  He emphasized that there is a major problem affecting separation of powers since the police power is supposed to be reserved to the states but now 200+ federal agencies are involved in policing our citizens.  
 
Baker also mentioned the alarming trend of federal criminal laws being much more vague than their state counterparts.  It was a very good speech and it was followed by an informative Q&A session.
 
Here is a video where he discusses these topics (though it was not recorded at our school).
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