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"Can Law Enforcement Seize Your Cash Without A Crime?," by Steve Forbes, Forbes, June 16, 2020
"Indiana Returns Land Rover Seized 7 Years Ago in Landmark Asset Forfeiture Case ," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, May 27, 2020
"Ga. revenue agency gives state $2.1M in disputed forfeiture funds," by Bill Rankin and Chris Joyner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 18, 2020
"Editorial: Righting a wrong," by The Editorial Board, The Blade, April 20, 2020
"Michigan County Prosecutor Charged With Embezzling Asset Forfeiture Funds," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, March 25, 2020
"Feds grab $15,000 from Miami mom’s ‘quince’ savings for daughter. Now she’s fighting back. ," by Jay Weaver and David Ovalle, Miami Herald, March 10, 2020
"DEA to return $82,000 life savings seized at airport but doesn’t say why," By Justin Jouvenal, Washington Post, March 04, 2020
"Missouri property seizures under Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act down 35% in 2019," by Tod Palmer, KSHB, February 24, 2020
"Under Pressure, More Kentucky Agencies Report Asset Forfeiture Seizures," by Jacob Ryan, WFPL, February 11, 2020
"Michigan County Sued For Stealing Cars From Innocent Car Owners Via Civil Forfeiture," by Tim Cushing, techdirt, February 10, 2020
"Attorney: Suit targets 'seize and ransom' vehicle forfeitures," The Detroit News, by Mark Hicks and Oralandar Brand-Williams, February 05, 2020
"Michigan Cops Seized This Woman’s Car After Her Then-Boyfriend Allegedly Picked Up a Prostitute," by Emma Ockerman, Vice, February 05, 2020
"Prosecutor appeals overturning of SC’s forfeiture laws," by The Associated Press, Associated Press, February 02, 2020
"Agents seized this mom’s $15,000 in a raid. Now the Supreme Court may weigh in to help her.," by Mario Ariza, South Florida Sun Sentinel, January 28, 2020
"New Jersey Passes Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, January 14, 2020