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Making It a Federal Case: An Inside View of the Pressures to Federalize Crime

In recent years, the number of federal crimes on the books has proliferated. This paper assesses the underlying political pressures that encourage the federalization of criminal conduct, and uses that assessment to inform reform objectives.

Rachel Brand, Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum 30, August 2008



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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.