Police had wide authority to seize assets without having to prove a crime even happened, but now the state is tightening the rules.
In the Space of One Minute, Joe Biden Defends the Death Penalty for Drug Dealers, Asset Forfeiture, and Mandatory Minimums
This 1991 Senate floor speech shows Biden's central role in crafting disastrous crime policies.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill After News Investigation Reveals Abuses
South Carolina would become the fourth state to abolish the practice of seizing property without a criminal conviction.
Indiana Solicitor General: It's Constitutional to Seize a Car for Driving 5 MPH Over the Speed Limit
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer elicited a shocking response during Wednesday's oral argument in a big civil asset forfeiture case.
A new ruling says the city's civil forfeiture program violates the right to due process.
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Significant New Case About Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Bill of Rights
The justices will hear oral arguments next term in Timbs v. Indiana.
CBP won't return the cash unless the owner signs an illegal waiver.
Alabama Prosecutor, Sheriff Threaten to Put More People in Prison in Order to Keep Seizing Massive Amounts of Property
Lawmakers are considering long-overdue civil asset forfeiture reform, and law enforcement leaders aren't happy.
"Without this information, we're all left in the dark."
Armed robbery, extortion...and keeping the money for themselves.
U.S. prosecutors in Northern Georgia alone helped collect millions in asset forfeiture actions, civil and criminal fines last year.
In his first days in office, the activist turned prosecutor has dismissed 31 career staff.
The quick resolution of Phil Parhamovich's case shows once again that standing up to money-grabbing bullies can pay off.
Wyoming's roadside waivers are a thin disguise for highway robbery.
Gerardo Serrano still has not been compensated for the expenses imposed by the seizure.
"They did it for money, and they destroyed a good and honest man."
Matt Welch interviews the libertarian-leaning legislators, as well as Emily Yoffe and Eli Lake, on Channel 121
A new lawsuit argues that owners of vehicles seized at the border have a constitutional right to prompt hearings.
Indianapolis Cops Violated the Constitution by Holding Cars for Six Months Without Filing Forfeiture Paperwork
Violations of the Fourth and 15th Amendment, judge says
The libertarian congressman says the internet is poised to destroy politics as we know it.
Are cops targeting drug kingpins or running roughshod over property rights?
Tepid asset forfeiture reforms don't include conviction before they can take your valuables.
Konni Burton has emerged as the state's fiercest opponent of civil asset forfeiture.
If making people prove their innocence to get their property back violates due process, what about civil forfeiture?
Gov. Butch Otter says cops never abuse asset forfeiture, but there's no way for anyone to know without this bill becoming law.
Meanwhile, new reforms in Minnesota improve on a 2014 law requiring criminal conviction before property can be forfeited to law enforcement
Talking Trump, Michael Flynn Resignation, and Civil-Asset Forfeiture: Nick Gillespie on Keith Larson
"You are on Twitter like all day."
Civil asset forfeiture reform is an idea that's time has come, in Texas and elsewhere, whether Donald Trump is ready or not.