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January 23, 2007

More on the new Prohibition

internet-gambling.GIFOn the heels of this post from last week, the Justice Department is now turning on Wall Street in connection with the federal government's jihad on internet gambling. We can now rest easier that the scoundrels who have been helped finance this threat to the public will now be brought to justice.

Meanwhile, as noted earlier here, the Justice Department's campaign against legitimate businesses from other countries who run afoul of an anchronistic US law is not winning the US any friends. The broad latitude that federal prosecutors are being given to criminalize business interests is generating a wave of prosecutorial abuse and waste that is far more troubling than the problem that the prosecutors are attacking. Along those lines, Christine Hurt over at the Conglomerate blog is asking all the right questions about the ominous direction that this criminalization policy is taking us.

Posted by Tom at January 23, 2007 4:10 AM |

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