Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided Orlando Boveda's home in Hialeah, Florida, tearing every door in the place off the hinges and throwing Boveda to the floor. Boveda says he was surprised to find they were looking for his son Michael. That's because Michael Boveda has been in the Broward County jail for the past 10 months.
"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.
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The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
Rodney Reed is set to die by lethal injection in less than two weeks.