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"FBI says fortune seized in Beverly Hills raid was criminals’ loot. Owners say: Where’s the proof?," by Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2021
"Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to use asset forfeiture to curb violence looks like an empty move," Editorial Board, Chicago Sun-Times, September 15, 2021
"Lawsuit Challenging Houston Asset Forfeiture Program Says Police Use Stock Language To Seize Cash Without Probable Cause," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, September 02, 2021
"This State’s Legislators Want to Overhaul the System That Lets Law Enforcement Keep People’s Money," by Shannon Dooling and Saurabh Datar, WBUR, ProPublica, August 30, 2021
"It's Easy For Police To Seize Money. Worcester's District Attorney Makes It Hard To Get It Back," by Saurabh Datar and Shannon Dooling, WBUR, August 18, 2021
"How Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns Authorities into ‘Bounty Hunters’," by Eva Herscowitz, The Crime Report, July 16, 2021
"Maine Abolishes Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property," by Nick Sibilla, Forbes, July 14, 2021
"Editorial: Guilty Until Proven Innocent," by The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, July 07, 2021
"Judge Temporarily Stops the FBI From Seizing the Contents of Private Vaults," by Matthew Gault, VICE, June 23, 2021
"Asset Forfeiture Creates 'Perverse Incentive To Police For Profit'," by Jason deBruyn and David Boraks, WUNC, June 15, 2021
"When Is a Civil Forfeiture Based on Drug Offenses Excessive? Always.," by Jacob Sullum, Reason, June 11, 2021
"Indiana Said the Government Should Be Able To Take Everything You Own if You Commit a Drug Crime. The State Supreme Court Wasn't Having It.," by Billy Binion, Reason, June 10, 2021
"Alabama Bans Cops From Seizing Cash Under $250, Cars Under $5,000," by Nick Sibilla, Forbes, June 07, 2021
"Alabama Legislature Passes Modest Asset Forfeiture Reforms," by C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, May 18, 2021
"The Government Seized This Innocent Man's Car Without Due Process. SCOTUS Won't Hear the Case.," by Billy Binion, Reason, April 19, 2021