Daily Archives: February 20, 2019

SCOTUS: The excessive fines clause of the 8A applies to the states via 14A as to in rem forfeitures

Timbs v. Indiana, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1350 (Feb. 20, 2019). Syllabus:

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Reason.com: How the Feds Are Using Civil Asset Forfeiture to Threaten Free Speech

Reason.com: How the Feds Are Using Civil Asset Forfeiture to Threaten Free Speech by Elizabeth Nolan Brown: Sex, publishing, and quasi-legal theft collide in the Backpage prosecution. Prosecutors are ignoring the Constitution and legal precedent in their zeal to punish … Continue reading

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W.D.La.: USPS website usage records are third-party records, and def had no REP in them

The government had digital evidence that defendant tracked a package on the USPS. His motion to suppress this third-party evidence is denied. First, anybody could track a package on the USPS website if they had the tracking number, and, second, … Continue reading

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