#2 2017-05-03 14:12:41

Armed with this ruling, the Nelson decision may set an important precedent to rein in another abusive civil proceeding: civil forfeiture. The parallels are striking. Through civil forfeiture, law enforcement can confiscate and keep cash, cars and real estate without securing a criminal conviction or filing charges against the owner. Perversely, under civil forfeiture, even those found not guilty in criminal court can still forfeit their property in civil court, since the latter has a lower standard of proof.

I'll believe that when I see it. No court wants to give up the free money candy jar.



#3 2017-05-03 18:07:36

Small win.  This is what really needs a similar supremes ruling.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_f … ted_States



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