Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers handcufffed Carlos Estrada Barrintos and his family and forced them to the floor of their Moore, Oklahoma, home. The agents insisted Estrada was an illegal alien. He is, in fact, an American citizen, and he and family members say agents showed them a photo of the man they were looking for and it looked nothing like Estrada. But only after checking his fingerprints did agents realize they had the wrong man.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
"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.