Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Congress Makes Too Many Laws?

Shocking! Simply shocking that this story did not come sooner and was not repeated often.
Congress apparently makes too many laws, and worse, makes laws that are too vague to defend innocent people caught up in their wide nets.
Even the lawyers are complaining!

"Among examples of the problem, the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act of 2005 makes it a crime to include false statements in an application for leave and could be applied to simple mistakes, such as a woman entering the wrong year when asked for her hiring date, the report said."
Remember the old gem about ignorance of the law not being an excuse? Now the more appropriate phrase is: "You can't prosecute somebody for something they didn't know was a crime" 

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