Asset Forfeiture

Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 2)

January 31, 2015

Resuming Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 1), here, we will continue our discussion regarding these recent changes to federal statutes. While the first part of this blog series focused on pointing out the changes to and support for these laws, below, we will take a closer look at the opposition…
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Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Overhauled to Check Police Power (Pt. 1)

January 25, 2015

Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced some significant changes to civil asset forfeiture laws that will now put some better checks in place on law enforcement officials’ power when taking people’s property as part of an “investigation.” In fact, as Eric Holder explained, local and state police will now NOT be allowed…
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