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House Passes Amendments to Stop DOJ’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:30am 9/13/2017 at 11:30am
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On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed amendments to stop the Department of Justice’s civil asset forfeiture program, which Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced in July. The amendments received support from those within the House Freedom Caucus and some of the biggest liberals in Congress.

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

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/19/2017 at 4:30pm
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has kept his word. The Department of Justice has expanded its asset forfeiture program that will allow authorities to seize a citizen’s property even if they have not been charged with a crime.

The DOJ’s program can even apply in the fourteen states that have banned civil asset...

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Jeff Sessions Odd DOJ Crusade to Increase Civil Asset Forfeitures

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/18/2017 at 7:00pm
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House Panel Passes Bill to Stop Illegal IRS Seizures

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/14/2017 at 4:30pm
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The House Ways and Means Committee has passed a bill that limits when the IRS can take action on taxpayer assets. From The Hill:

The bill concerns cases where taxpayers are suspected of “structur...

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Connecticut Bans Civil Forfeiture Without Criminal Conviction

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/12/2017 at 1:00pm
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Civil forfeiture remains a controversial issue in America since it’s “a process by which the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting, or even charging, you with a crime.” The procedures are civil, which me...

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Texas State Senator Hopes to Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 7:30am 1/10/2017 at 7:30am

As the Texas legislature meets for its biennial session, State Senator Konni Burton introduced legislation that would abolish civil asset forfeiture.

Taylor Millard blogs for HotAir:

Texas is looking to become the third state in the last year to abolish civil asset forfeiture, and replace it with criminal asset forfeiture. State Senator Konni Burton...

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Civil forfeiture laws claim another victim

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 2:33pm 6/17/2015 at 2:33pm

There’s a simple explanation for why civil asset forfeiture laws are coming under fire—they ruin lives.

Not in the way a hefty speeding ticket or 7 am-on-the-dot tow “ruins lives,” but in a real, “my life savings are gone and I don’t know how I’m going to pay for my next...

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New Mexico Legislature Tames Civil Forfeiture Laws

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 8:30am 3/25/2015 at 8:30am

Civil forfeiture is a huge problem in America. How could it not be? Any policy written to allow law enforcement agencies to hold property responsible for a crime that may or may not have been committed by its owner is eventually doomed. Police have used civil forfeiture procedures to seize millions...

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