John-Michael Seibler is a visiting legal fellow in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

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November 6, 2018, 9:14 AM EST
New Jersey lawmakers are moving to license pet groomers after several New Jerseyans’ canine companions sadly died, allegedly due to grooming at well-known pet stores.
October 2, 2018, 3:23 PM EDT
During Hurricane Florence, a North Carolina woman, Tammie Hedges, graciously took more than two dozen animals into a warehouse that she is converting into an animal shelter.
August 14, 2018, 4:31 PM EDT
If Washington politicians, bureaucrats, and lobbyists have their way, consumers of common nondairy “milks”—such as almond milk and soy milk—may soon have to buy those products under obscure labeling such as “plant juice” and “tree-nut beverage.”
August 7, 2018, 12:15 PM EDT
Carl and Janice Duffner are in federal court challenging a law in St. Peters, Missouri, that requires them to grow grass in their yard, even though Janice Duffner is allergic to grass pollen.
July 23, 2018, 4:31 PM EDT
President Donald Trump will soon be able to use his famous catch phrase against the head of a troubled federal agency, the Fair Housing Finance Agency, which is led by a single Obama appointee with no meaningful oversight from the president.
August 28, 2017, 8:59 AM EDT
Kudos to the Justice Department for ending Operation Choke Point.
June 22, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT
Nearly 200 Democratic politicians—198 in total—are now plaintiffs in two lawsuits against President Donald Trump.
May 22, 2017, 8:49 AM EDT
Before, flying a drone even a single inch above one’s own backyard before registering was deemed a federal felony.
March 16, 2017, 2:05 PM EDT
Is the United States the world commerce police?
January 16, 2017, 10:15 AM EST
Despite opposition, it seems clear that Sessions will be confirmed.
January 10, 2017, 12:23 PM EST
The article all but forgets the crucial need for mens rea.
October 26, 2016, 8:42 AM EDT
The discharge from the DNC bus may also be a federal crime.
October 12, 2016, 9:35 AM EDT
Criminal laws and regulations have increased to absurd levels.
August 8, 2016, 2:21 PM EDT
Criminal investigations into the EPA’s disastrous handling of its Gold King Mine spill are under way.
June 1, 2016, 5:34 PM EDT
This not only highlights the absurdity of criminalizing children who were too young to obtain an occupational license or to even pay taxes—but also illustrates how unpredictable enforcement of arcane criminal laws and regulations are just part of doing business for many long-time business owners.
May 26, 2016, 11:33 AM EDT
"The EPA caused an unprecedented disaster that may affect our state for years to come; they must take responsibility," said New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary Ryan Flynn.