Lest we forget, writes Eric Boehm, Gov. Scott Walker is not the only public figure in Wisconsin potentially headed to the political gallows. Joining the Republican governor in Tuesday's recall election are three incumbent state senators—all Republicans—who are facing the voters after a challenge from Democratic opponents.
"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.
Do you feel safer now?