NACDL News: Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Disappointed in Announcement of Regressive DOJ Policy on A

NACDL was disappointed in the July 19, 2017, announcement by the Department of Justice that it is returning to ill-advised forfeiture policies that it had recently abandoned after much public scrutiny. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an expansion of law enforcement’s ability to seize money and property from people and businesses who are suspected of criminal wrongdoing, but who have not been convicted or even charged with a crime.