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Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment
Nick Sibilla Contributor
Jun 19, 2018, 09:30am
For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to review the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to confiscate cash, cars, and even homes. On Monday, the court granted a cert petition from Tyson Timbs, who was forced to forfeit his $40,000 Land Rover in civil court to the State of Indiana, after he pled guilty to selling less than $200 worth of drugs. Read more ...
I am not a fan of civil asset forfeiture. I understand some reasoning for such a law but the law has been abused by law enforcement across America. The law if to be kept needs a total overhaul with strong cuffs placed on the taking of property + selling of the property before a case has been adjudicated.