In Miami, Florida, parole officer Antonio Redding was checking on Kelsey Williams, who was staying at his grandmother's house. When Redding got to the house, he apparently ignored the "Beware of Dog" sign and entered the fenced yard without alerting anyone. That's where he shot Ebony, a 40-pound mixed breed owned by the grandmother, in the jaw.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits.
A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.