The Department of Justice has a Twitter feed that issues a tweet or two a day; you may or may not be surprised that there is not a single tweet between October 6 and October 18 that isn't entirely related to local crime issues—though there was one case involving a fatal 2008 beating of an illegal immigrant where the DOJ issued a press release for a successful federal conviction under the federal Fair Housing Act (!) with potential consequences of life in prison. Teenagers Brandon Piekarsky and Derrick Donchak, who had confronted 25-year-old Luis Ramirez and his 15-year-old girlfriend, had been acquitted of murder in state court, but sentenced to six to twenty-three months on lesser charges.
The DOJ Twitter feed
- Bond v. U.S.
- A Poster Child for Overcriminalization: The History of the Lacey Act
- Suing for Settling
- Opposing FCPA Overcriminalization
- The Detrimental Effects of Extreme Deterrence
- SAC Capital's Offense
- Debate Concludes: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Reply: Never underestimate a defense lawyer's imagination
- A Debate: The need for a reasonable mistake of law defense
- Follow the debate: Overcriminalization is a problem, but a 'mistake of law defense' is not the right solution
- New Featured Discussion: Reconsidering the 'mistake of law defense' in the battle against overcriminalization
- Teen Sexting, Youthful Mistake or Felony?
- New Podcast: Federal overcriminalization hurts Ohioans
- Illinois, Chicago treats small businesses like they're a problem
- A better solution to prison overcrowding