lilredrooster
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February 23rd, 2019 at 6:38:34 AM permalink
from the article:

"At long last, SCOTUS has put a federal check on statesí multimillion-dollar civil asset forfeiture schemes"

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/supreme-court-rules-against-civil-forfeitures-rbg-timbs.html

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unJon
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February 23rd, 2019 at 8:04:46 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

from the article:

"At long last, SCOTUS has put a federal check on statesí multimillion-dollar civil asset forfeiture schemes"

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/02/supreme-court-rules-against-civil-forfeitures-rbg-timbs.html



Itís a good first step. Not yet a game changer though. Itís application of the ďno excessive finesĒ provision of the 8th amendment to the States. States can still seize like they do today as long as the seizure isnít an excessive fine. For sure itís another argument that the defendants can use to get their possessions back, but itís the same paradigm and we will see how jurisprudence develops around what constitutes an ďexcessiveĒ fine.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.

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