1.Louisiana state regulators recently cracked down on a supermarket chain’s weekly promotional deal because it was selling milk too cheaply — which violates state law. Good example of a law that hurts the poor.
2. State prosecutors who investigated the late Aaron Swartz had planned to let him off with a stern warning, but federal prosecutor Carmen Ortiz took over and chose to make an example of the Internet activist.
3. Overcriminalization: A web of 300,000-400,000 environmental laws, statutes and mandates threatens Gulf Coast businesses with jail, steep fines.
4. And fortunately, a great moment this week in stopping excessive government overreach with the Institute for Justice’s victory over the federal government in an important civil forfeiture case.