Additionally, the statutory language of the RICO Act itself must be
ramifications in the application of the RICO Act. (112) Courts commonly
The wide-ranging authority and discretion granted to prosecutors through the RICO Act
and the material support to terrorism statutes, and to the military through the AUMF, risk inadvertently furthering Al Qaeda's goals by aggregating local guerilla groups with a global insurgency.
Only a little more than a decade after the RICO Act's passage, the most famous criminal use of RICO occurred not in the prosecution of a mob figure such as John Gotti, but in Rudolph Guiliani's Wall Street prosecutions of the 1980s.
For example, Press, Shannon, and Ellissimmons noted that federal prosecutors were using the RICO Act against defendants who clearly were not part of any organized crime ring.
But the RICO act
is also being invoked in civil suits against Operation Rescue (and other abortion protesters), and while the Philadelphia Inquirer, Wall Street Journal and a half-dozen or so medium-sized newspapers have editorialized against this, most of the major papers - the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune - have ignored it.
272 (Patriot Act), congress had added certain smuggling or export control violations to the list of RICO acts
under 18 U.S.C.
The draft produced by the convention was adopted by the people of Puerto Rico(12) and formally approved by Congress in 1952, with one exception(13) and two provisos.(14) The constitutional convention of Puerto Rico acted
immediately to amend the Constitution as mandated by the Congress, and the Constitution of Puerto Rico took effect, after a formal proclamation of the Governor, on July 25, 1952.
Robertson, the Supreme Court left open the question whether individual RICO acts
must "substantially affect" interstate commerce.