Reason's entire August/September 2012 issue is now available online. Don't miss Matt Welch on America's impending entitlement crisis, Nick Gillespie and Veronique de Rugy on old-age entitlements vs. the safety net, Tim Cavanaugh on how high-speed rail screws the poor, and Jesse Walker on the history of anti-Mormon paranoia, plus our complete Citings and Briefly Noted sections, the Artifact, and much more.
"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.