Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent (September 1st, Encounter Books), by civil liberties attorney/writer Harvey A. Silverglate, explores how the Department of Justice uses vague federal statutes to prosecute conduct that the perpetrators had no way of knowing was criminal. Through case studies and real-life stories, the book illustrates how this phenomenon affects ordinary, and often extraordinary, members of civil society—from artists to accountants, politicians to professors, and pharmaceutical companies to military technology manufacturers.

On this webpage, you can also find a wide range of legal templates that may help you take a conscientious approach to legal paperwork and avoid possible misunderstandings in the future.

PDF Applications

Most companies require job candidates to fill out an application form to be considered for a position. Application forms are also helpful when applying for a rental property, school, or army. These documents might be extensive and time-consuming to prepare, but they are necessary for the application process. We’ve prepared some templates to help you pass this procedure as easily as possible.

PDF Reports

Report forms are usually a necessary part of any company’s compliance program. By gathering data and compiling it into a report, companies can track their progress over time and ensure that they are meeting all of the relevant compliance requirements. Using the templates below, you can be sure that you will create an effective report.

PDF Requests

If you need to make a request for something, you will have to fill out a particular form. Request forms help ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to getting the resources and information they need. They also allow you to track and manage requests from customers or other company branches. Overall, these documents provide proper communication and help keep track of all requests that come in and out of the office.

PDF Checklists

If you are looking for a way to organize and keep track of your to-do lists, you may want to consider using checklists. Checklist forms can be used to track anything from tasks that need to be completed on a specific day to items that need to be purchased for a project. There are many different types of checklist forms available here, so it is essential to find one that best meets your needs.

PDF Worksheets

One of the most vital aspects of doing your job well is having the proper tools. This includes having suitable forms for your work, for example, worksheet templates. With the proper worksheet, you can streamline your work and ensure that everything is documented correctly. They can track information, document designs and calculations, and record data. Worksheets are often used to produce final drawings or construction documents. However, these documents can be a valuable tool for just organizing thoughts.

PDF Inspection Forms

Inspection forms are a vital part of the property inspection process. They provide a record of the condition of a property at the time of the inspection that benefits both buyers and sellers. Buyers can use them to ensure they are getting what they expect from a property, and sellers can use them to identify potential problems before putting their homes on the market. There are several inspection forms you may use for your inspection purposes.

PDF Proof Forms

As the name implies, proof forms help a person prove something, such as heirship or ownership of property. There are various proof forms available here, so choosing the right one for your needs is crucial. Our list includes a proof approval form used to confirm that all aspects of the document are correct and allow the publisher to release the document and a proof of vaccination used to prove that your animal gets vaccinated.

PDF Forms for Real Estate

Legal forms for real estate matters During any transaction, these forms help ensure that both the buyer and seller have a clear understanding of the sale terms and protect both parties from potential legal disputes in the future. The documents also ensure that all aspects of a transaction are correct. Find the necessary template below to create your quality legal document.

Tax PDF Forms

Taxes are something that everyone has to deal with. Employers are responsible for filing taxes on behalf of their employees, whereas self-employed contractors are responsible for filing taxes on their own. We have a list of the tax documents you may need to file, for example, to change your business tax account, get sales and use tax exemptions, or apply for a tax clearance certificate.

Postal PDF Forms

If you are tired of filling out paper forms and mailing them in, the US Postal Service has made it easy for you to fill out your forms electronically and submit them online. You can find some of the available postal forms in this section. Simply choose the form you need, download it, fill it out, and submit it.

Farm PDF Forms

Anyone who has ever worked on a farm can tell you that there is always something to do. Between planting crops, watering plants, and harvesting vegetables, it can be hard to find the time to take a break. However, taking the time to fill out the following forms can help make your job a little easier. By keeping track of your expenses and sales records, you can make a profit on your produce. Additionally, you can protect yourself against any unforeseen losses by filling out a farm personal financial statement. Preparing these forms may seem like a hassle, but it is worth it in the end.

Tennessee PDF Forms

If you live in Tennessee, you will probably need to fill out various legal papers to meet state regulations. For example, you may need to prepare a driver’s form to operate a vehicle in the state. You may also have to complete different state paperwork as a company owner in Tennessee, such as the articles of organization or exemption certificate. Preparing such paperwork may be difficult; that’s why we’ve gathered all of the popular templates in one place, so you can simply choose the proper form and submit it.

Texas PDF Forms

Business owners and individuals in Texas may be required to fill out a number of documents to ensure the smooth running of their affairs. For instance, parents who want to adopt a child will have to prepare a particular form and submit it to the adoption agency. This section offers some of the most typical forms that Texas residents should complete, whether they are applying for a job, adopting a child, or authorizing another person to act on their behalf.

Other State-Specific PDF Forms

You are recommended to use a state-specific form to file any type of paperwork. Here we’ve gathered some legal templates for Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, and New Mexico. For example, Form STD 850 is a Louisiana fire safety inspection request used to discover the fire threats in the construction and the potential for a fire to start. Another state-specific document essential for Vermont residents is a personal property addendum. This is an addendum used to add details to or change the personal property purchase agreement. Discover more state-specific forms below.

Other PDF Forms

This section is devoted to other PDF forms that may assist you. A tenant authorization, for example, can be used to allow your landlord to do something to or at your rental property, including repairs. You can find pregnancy forms, divorce paperwork, and treatment plans, among other templates. Do not hesitate to examine the following documents and choose those that fulfill your requirements.

Three Felonies a Day in the Wall Street Journal

“The Backdating Embarrassment,” Holman Jenkins, Jr. (Nov. 17)

How did a meaningless violation of accounting rules become the crime of the century?

“Injustice Department”

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Cato Supreme Court Review

The Degradation of the “Void for Vagueness” Doctrine: Reversing Convictions While Saving the Unfathomable “Honest Services Fraud” Statute”.

Harvey Silverglate and Monica Shah, Cato Supreme Court Review (2009-10)

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