25 November 2005

Doesn't this sound real familiar?
(for those of us in the States)

The EU is federalizing certain crimes, but it's not a power grab:
EU officials insist that new powers to set criminal punishments for breaches of European law will remain minimal with a "strict test of necessity" applied at all times.

"We do not want to have criminal measures everywhere. We do not want to criminalise Community law," said an official.
Hmmm . . . What other federal government can I think of that has taken (originally non-federal) criminal powers unto itself? It's on the tip of my tongue . . .

Oh, well, it'll come to me sooner or later.

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