Tag: civil asset forfeiture

Gary Johnson: Theft is Theft, Even When the Government Does it
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Gary Johnson: Theft is Theft, Even When the Government Does it

Last week, a Federal Court actually got it right by ruling that the City of Albuquerque had been violating individuals’ constitutional rights by seizing their automobiles even though they had not been convicted of any crime. It’s called civil forfeiture…and it’s just wrong. If anyone else took your car and […]

The House Passed Justin Amash’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously
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The House Passed Justin Amash’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Unanimously

Voice votes are usually reserved for amendments and legislation that is expected to received broad bipartisan support. Surprisingly, the method was just used for what was once a controversial subject. Congressman Justin Amash’s civil asset forfeiture reform amendment was passed by unanimous voice vote earlier this week. In an unexpected […]

Gary Johnson: Trump Calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘Beleagured.’ We Hope So!
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Gary Johnson: Trump Calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘Beleagured.’ We Hope So!

This week, President Trump called his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, “beleaguered”. We can only hope that is the case, notwithstanding the oddity of a President so describing someone who works for him. But unfortunately, the “beleaguering” Mr. Trump tweeted stemmed from his own criticism of his own attorney general’s recusal […]