What does it take to get someone you can stand elected president? From our August/September issue, cartoonist Peter Bagge offers an illustrated worm's-eye view of electoral politics in action, from a Republican Party caucus in his home legislative district in North Seattle to a meet 'n' greet with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
"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.
Do you feel safer now?
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.