June 19, 2007 4:30PM

Nanny State Crackdown

Steve Kelly pokes fun at nanny state legislation.

Unfortunately, too many people have a “there ought to be a law” mentality. Sometimes it is silly, but more often it is dangerous. The Duke University case is a reminder that innocent lives can be adversely affected even if the criminal law were limited to violent offenses. Expanding the criminal law is dangerous business. Better to keep it limited–and keep a good eye on it.