Bonus: Civil Asset Forfeiture Takes a Hit

photo: Flickr user   GPS 56    (   CC BY 2.0   )

photo: Flickr user GPS 56 (CC BY 2.0)

 
 

Civil asset forfeiture takes a hit in the Supreme Court: per this week's 9-0 decision, the constitutional prohibition against excessive fines applies to states under 12th amendment due process protections.