MSNBC host Chris Hayes and I have just done a dialogue for New York about the upcoming debate, third parties, social movements, and—in a sign that you can never really get out of 1992—ACT UP, Ross Perot, and Andre Marrou. Enjoy.
"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 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?
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