Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Lack of Due Process

I’ve written on civil asset forfeiture a lot lately and in response to my latest article, BC Civil Asset Forfeiture Office Proud to Steal From Mere Citizens, I received a email from Zoey DeGarmo asking if I would post an

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BC Civil Asset Forfeiture Office Proud to Steal From Mere Citizens

My wife, bless her heart, cuts out articles from the newspaper for me. I’m sure she thinks she’s doing me a favour, but most of the time the articles she cuts out just make my blood boil, such as the

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Minnesota’s Courageous Reform of Civil Asset Foreiture Law

Five years ago scandal over the horrific abuse of Minnesota’s civil asset forfeiture law rocked the state. Their Metro Gang Strike Force (disbanded in the wake of the scandal) among others, grossly abused the power given them by the state’s

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Common Sense Finally Prevails in Russ Caswell’s Civil Forfeiture Nightmare

Russ Caswell, now 70, spent the last two years fighting local, state and federal agencies over who owns Motel Caswell, the motel owned by his family since 1955. I first wrote about Russ Caswell and his civil asset forfeiture nightmare

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Canadian Constitution Foundation comes to Montague Family’s aid

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) will take on Bruce & Donna Montague’s case after Doug Christie’s death left them without counsel to fight property forfeiture under Ontario’s Civil Forfeiture Law. The Canadian Constitution Foundation (http://www.theccf.ca) announced today that it would

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Poorly-Written Laws Are Criminal by Jane Gaffin

“To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of (any nation’s) system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the

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The ongoing abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

Civil Forfeiture in America

When policing devolves from solving crimes to seeing how much private property police can seize from citizens there is something very wrong with the focus of our nation, yet under civil forfeiture laws this is precisely what’s happening across Canada

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