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Members Representational Allowance (MRA) / Legislative Assistant / Legislative Correspondent / Legislative Director (CongressionalGlossary.com)

Members Representational Allowance (MRA) / Legislative Assistant / Legislative Correspondent / Legislative Director (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA) / Legislative Assistant / Legislative Correspondent / Legislative Director   Employment Summit – Three Skills You Can’t Do Without – Stacy Cervenka   The first paid staff on Capitol Hill were hired by committees before the Civil War. By World War […]

Criminal intent, mens rea, and the burgeoning prison population

Criminal intent, mens rea, and the burgeoning prison population

Why are so many people in prison in America? “Overcriminalization” describes the trend in America – and particularly in Congress – to use the criminal law to “solve” every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives. Criminal law […]