1. Governor Hogan, Civil Asset Forfeiture Is Inherently Abusive

    Jun 5, 2015 … Adam Bates Despite recent gains around the country, civil asset forfeiture reform suffered ... state’s civil forfeiture regime. Civil asset forfeiture is a process by which the government is able to ... restraining civil asset forfeiture “would greatly inhibit” the war on drugs in the midst of a heroin epidemic ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/governor-hogan-…erently-abusive

  2. An Illustrated Guide to Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Jun 23, 2015 … the insanity of civil asset forfeiture.  It begins with a quintessentially American premise: a young ... forfeiture laws. How does your state stack up?       2015-06-23 20:41:52 Law and Civil Liberties civil asset ... forfeiture, private property, due process ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/illustr…sset-forfeiture

  3. Montana Reins in Civil Asset Forfeiture

    May 6, 2015 … signed a bill reforming civil asset forfeiture in the state. HB463 requires a criminal conviction before ... for bringing the abuses of civil asset forfeiture to light. McCarthy told the Daily Caller News ... state-level civil asset forfeiture, following New Mexico. It must be noted that the Montana reforms are less ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/monta…sset-forfeiture

  4. Seize First, Question Later: The Institute for Justice’s New Report on the IRS’ Abusive Civil Forfeiture Regime

    Feb 4, 2015 … Adam Bates Considering the growing controversy over the abuse of civil asset forfeiture at the ... of the practice is perfectly timed. An excerpt from the executive summary: Federal civil forfeiture ... importantly, structured funds are also subject to civil forfeiture. Civil forfeiture is the government’s power ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/seize-first-question-later-instit…rfeiture-regime

  5. Kudos to the New Mexico Legislature for Abolishing Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Mar 23, 2015 … Adam Bates Good news from out west.  A New Mexico bill, HB 560, to restrict civil asset forfeiture ... Institute for Justice and the ACLU, civil asset forfeiture is a conceptually unjust practice that has no ... cheering about. 2015-03-23 16:35:00 Government and Politics, Law and Civil Liberties civil asset forfeiture ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/kudos-new-mexico-l…sset-forfeiture

  6. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez Signs Civil Forfeiture Abolition Bill

    Apr 10, 2015 … which I detailed here, into law. New Mexico has thus effectively abolished civil asset forfeiture by ... ready to end civil asset forfeiture, a practice which is not in line with our values or constitution. ... inflicted upon our society and system of justice. Civil asset forfeiture is an inherently abusive practice ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/new-mexico-governor-susa…-abolition-bill

  7. John Oliver on Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Oct 10, 2014 … Tim Lynch Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO) For related Cato scholarship, ... go here. 2014-10-10 21:29:57 Law and Civil Liberties asset forfeiture ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/john…sset-forfeiture

  8. Loretta Lynch’s Worrisome Answer on Civil Asset Forfeiture

    Jan 30, 2015 … be heard.” Even setting aside the litany of federal civil asset forfeiture abuses that have come to ... light recently across the country, Lynch’s reference to her own office’s handling of civil forfeiture is ... the 60-day deadline for the initiation of proceedings included in the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/loretta-lynchs…sset-forfeiture

  9. Civil Forfeiture vs. Truth and Justice

    Mar 30, 2011 … Caleb O. Brown Civil asset forfeiture strikes at the heart of property rights. Authorities simply ... ” (PDF) report last April here at Cato. 2011-03-30 16:19:27 General, Law and Civil Liberties civil ... forfeiture, Institute for Justice, isaac reese, policing for profit, truth and justice ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/civi…s-truth-justice

  10. Walter Olson discusses civil asset forfeiture at the Texas Public Policy Foundation

    Jun 29, 2015 … June 29, 2015 Walter Olson English ...

    http://www.cato.org/multimedia/media-highlights-tv/walter-…s-public-policy

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