Category Archives: Forfeiture

WaPo: Justice Department creates watchdog for asset forfeiture program

WaPo: Justice Department creates watchdog for asset forfeiture program by Sari Horowitz: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is setting up a unit in the Justice Department to oversee a policy he reinstated to help state and local police take cash and … Continue reading

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Conservative Review: How the feds swipe your stuff — and how Congress could stop it

Conservative Review: How the feds swipe your stuff — and how Congress could stop it by Nate Madden:

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Gothamist: City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers

Gothamist: City Council To Force NYPD To Account For The Millions They Seize From Innocent NYers by Christopher Robbins:

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Business Insider: Conservatives are trashing Jeff Sessions’ controversial asset-seizure program

Business Insider: Conservatives are trashing Jeff Sessions’ controversial asset-seizure program by David Choi:

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Legal Insurrection: DOJ Expands Asset Forfeiture Program…Even in States That Have Banned It

Legal Insurrection: DOJ Expands Asset Forfeiture Program…Even in States That Have Banned It by Mary Chastain Local authorities can bypass asset forfeiture laws through the DOJ’s “adoption” policy.

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The Hill: GOP lawmaker blasts Sessions over asset forfeiture

The Hill: GOP lawmaker blasts Sessions over asset forfeiture by John Bowden: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions for announcing that the Justice Department would be increasing asset forfeiture around the country. In a statement … Continue reading

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TX9: Texas provides no exclusionary remedy for illegal search and seizure in forfeiture cases

Texas provides no exclusionary remedy for illegal search and seizure in forfeiture cases. $102,450.00 in United States Currency v. State, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 5761 (Tex. App. – Beaumont June 22, 2017):

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CA9: Second coordinated traffic stop after first was prolonged in violation of Rodriguez was “fruit of the poisonous tree”; cash for forfeiture suppressed

“We hold that the search of Gorman’s vehicle following the coordinated traffic stops violated the Constitution and affirm the district court’s order granting Gorman’s motion to suppress. Gorman’s first roadside detention was unreasonably prolonged in violation of the Fourth Amendment. … Continue reading

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RealClear Policy: Civil Asset Forfeiture Harms Innocent Americans

RealClear Policy: Civil Asset Forfeiture Harms Innocent Americans by Rep. Doug Collins: The mechanics of civil asset forfeiture can be hard to follow because its abuses are rooted in circular reasoning. So it’s helpful to trace out how the statutes … Continue reading

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WaPo: ‘Wonkblog’: Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime

WaPo: ‘Wonkblog’: Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people not charged with a crime by Christopher Ingraham: The Drug Enforcement Administration takes billions of dollars in cash from people who are never charged with criminal … Continue reading

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