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Professor Strazzella Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

In testimony invited by the House Judiciary Committee, Professor James Strazzella this week urged Congress to consider the adverse costs arising from the increasing enactment of federal crimes that overlap with state crimes. Urging Congressional restraint, he noted that such over-federalization diverts federal courts and agencies from their important federal roles, while at the same time stretching the delicate state-federal fabric. Strazzella identified other costs to the American justice system, including procedural, evidentiary and inequality concerns. The expanding duplicative and selective system "has little to commend it and much to condemn it," he noted.

Strazzella holds the James G. Schmidt Chair at Temple University's Beasley School of Law.  

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