Even when states authorize gun confiscation orders, identifying would-be mass shooters is a daunting challenge.
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The new law requires a criminal conviction prior to civil forfeiture and beefs up due process protections for property owners.
Most victims of police misconduct never get to take their cases to court.
Although police seized the perpetrator's shotgun when he was deemed suicidal, he was never identified as a potential murderer.
The president has ordered the Education Department to consider rescinding reforms aimed at protecting the due process rights of accused students.
After the Cops Seized Her Car, the Government Waited Five Years Before Giving Her a Chance To Get It Back
In Massachusetts, Malinda Harris argues, civil asset forfeiture routinely violates the right to due process.
The Washington Supreme Court Just Decriminalized Simple Drug Possession. Legislators Shouldn't 'Fix' the Overturned Law.
The court said criminalizing unknowing possession violates the right to due process.
Federal Suit Seeks Damages for Men Illegally Recorded at Florida Massage Parlors, Falsely Smeared as Sex Traffickers
Two women still face felony charges, though the cases against all male defendants were dropped.
A new study provides further evidence that property seizures are driven by financial motives rather than public safety concerns.
The practice evades constitutional constraints by casting punishment and preventive detention as treatment.
Authorities "shall destroy the videos unlawfully obtained through the surveillance of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa," a federal judge says.
The Institute for Justice wants the Supreme Court to rule that the Fifth Amendment requires a prompt post-seizure hearing.
The new president could weaken due process protections for accused students, but it won't be easy.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on schooling during COVID-19, the future of higher ed, and why her cabinet department probably shouldn't exist at all
Two courts say COVID-19 lockdowns in Michigan and Pennsylvania were unconstitutional.
The 7th Circuit judge’s track record suggests she would frequently be a friend of civil liberties.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
While the 7th Circuit judge is often skeptical of the government's position, some of her conclusions will give pause to civil libertarians.
Surveying the Federal Government's Kafkaesque System of Legalized Larceny, the 5th Circuit Sees No Due Process Problem
Gerardo Serrano, whose truck was seized over five forgotten handgun rounds, waited two years for a hearing he never actually got.
The cops seized Kevin McBride's $15,000 car because his girlfriend allegedly used it for a $25 marijuana sale.
The Cops Took This Guy's $15,000 Jeep Because His Girlfriend Allegedly Used It for a $25 Marijuana Sale
Kevin McBride argues that Arizona's civil forfeiture law is unconstitutional.
Distorted partisan descriptions of the Department of Education changes could be doing real damage.
"Supreme Court jurisprudence...is heavily weighted against you," an appeals judge told state prosecutors last week.
Matt Boermeester, a USC Football Player Who Was Expelled After an Unfair Title IX Investigation, Wins in Court
"USC stripped away my hopes and dreams of playing in the NFL, and this ‘win' does not erase that."
The decision says the "unbridled and unfettered consolidation of authority in one unelected official" violates due process and the separation of powers.
It’s all about the revenue. Civil forfeiture brings in money, and lawmakers are more worried about their budgets than residents’ due process and property rights.
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Expelled for Sexual Misconduct and Falsely Accused of Having HIV, an Indiana Wesleyan Student Had To Take an STD Test During the Coronavirus Pandemic
"It's far worse than we could have imagined," the student's attorney tells Reason.
Under fire for refusing to support Tara Reade, Milano says she never thought #MeToo would "destroy innocent men."
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Says Gun Dealers Are 'Nonessential.' The Department of Homeland Security Disagrees.
The county's ban on firearm sales is inconsistent with a new federal advisory as well as the Second Amendment.
The extent of state and federal quarantine powers is surprisingly unsettled.
A bizarre Florida “red flag” case shows the importance of safeguards that protect people’s Second Amendment rights.
After He Found California's Indefinite Detention of Sex Offenders Wasn't Working, the State Shut Him Down and Destroyed His Research
Psychologist Jesus Padilla was forbidden to complete research that could have set many indefinitely committed people free. He died with the work unfinished.
Americans are so locked into their political sides that many of them seem willing to cast aside some of the nation's long-established constitutional protections.
In Broward County, judges almost never reject police petitions for gun confiscation orders.
Your cellphone is tracking your movements and, despite legal protections, federal, state, and local officials are finding new and disturbing ways to use that information.
The bill's requirements for "emergency" orders are loose, and it does not give respondents a right to a court-appointed lawyer.
2 Women Filed Sexual Misconduct Complaints Against a Nigerian Immigrant a Day Before He Graduated From Harvard. He Never Got His Diploma.
Following an insider trading conviction and the collapse of his career, Damilare Sonoiki is suing Harvard.
Professor Who Faced Attempted Blackmail Over Flirty Emails Now Suing University of New Mexico For Suspending Him
An attorney for Nick Flor says calls his effective termination "unfathomable."
Fiscal Analysis of Colorado's New 'Red Flag' Law Assumes Gun Confiscation Orders Will Be Granted 95% of the Time
Such a high approval rate reflects the threat these laws pose to due process and the Second Amendment.
The 2020 hopeful used bogus statistics to change the way colleges treat students accused of sexual assault.
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S.C. Judge Rules the Obvious: It's Unconstitutional for Police to Seize and Keep People's Property Without Proving They Committed Crimes
Law enforcement and prosecutors have seized millions from people they’ve arrested. That might be coming to an end.