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Re: Sessions greenlights police to seize cash, property from people suspected of crimes but not charged

Post by Idéfix on Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:32 pm

From a leading conservative magazine, an argument that civil forfeiture is unconstitutional.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/439008/civil-asset-forfeiture-unfair-unconstitutional-and-just-plain-wrong

John Oliver did an in-depth piece on this issue a while ago.

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Post by Idéfix on Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:44 pm

Justice Clarence Thomas is one of the staunchest conservative voices on the Supreme Court. He wrote that not only has civil asset forfeiture "led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses" by law enforcement agencies around the country, but the practice is fundamentally incompatible with the Constitution.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/20/clarence-thomas-vs-jeff-sessions-on-civi
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