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The lawsuit argues that the excessive penalty violated her Eighth Amendment rights. The Supreme Court is currently considering a similar case.
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer elicited a shocking response during Wednesday's oral argument in a big civil asset forfeiture case.
The Court seems very likely to rule that the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment applies to state governments, and that at least some asset forfeitures violate the Clause. Potentially a big win for property rights and civil liberties.
The Supreme Court should make it clear that state forfeitures are constrained by the Excessive Fines Clause.
The case both addresses important legal issues, and could have substantial practical implications.
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The ruling is a major win for Backpage founders James Larkin and Michael Lacey, as well as a strike against government overreach.
A legal settlement guarantees reforms to what was once one of America's most egregious asset forfeiture programs.
After two years of fighting in court, a California couple is getting back $53,000 that was seized from them through asset forfeiture.
It's not a crime to travel with lots of cash. But you still might be treated like a criminal.
If accepted by other courts, the judge's reasoning could curb a variety of other state and federal asset forfeiture policies that threaten the property rights of innocent people.
A new ruling says the city’s civil forfeiture program violates the right to due process.
"There is a realistic possibility that forfeiture officials' judgement will be distorted by the prospect of institutional gain."