Australian customs officials say they will apologize to a man they arrested for bringing bottles of shampoo and conditioner into the country. Neil Parry was arrested at Darwin Airport after field tests indicated the bottles contained drugs. He spent three nights in jail and had his boat and the houses of two friends searched before other tests showed the bottles didn't contain drugs and the government dropped all charges against him.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
"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.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.