Jacob Sullum on the Best Defense Your Money Can't Buy


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Although the federal government accuses Kerri and Brian Kaley of trafficking in stolen medical devices, it has been unable to identify any victims of this alleged criminal scheme. That has not stopped the Justice Department from freezing the assets they need to defend themselves. Today the Supreme Court is considering whether the Kaleys have a constitutional right to challenge the order blocking access to their money before it's too late for them to mount an effective defense. As Jacob Sullum explains, a ruling in their favor would help limit the government's ability to deprive people of their liberty by depriving them of their property.