Draconianism


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Draconianism

any unreasonable harshness or severity in laws. — Draconian, Draconic, adj.
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Kleiman: The worst thing about our criminal justice system is its randomized draconianism.
But then again, theRepublic has never shied away from draconianism, as witnessed by its former bans on contraception and divorce and one- time censorship laws that would have done the Soviet Union proud.