AG Jeff Sessions Dealt Serious Rebuke on Asset Forfeiture

Sep. 15, 2017 by

  — Michael Clayton —   In an unexpected move Tuesday, the U.S. House voted to rein in Attorney General Jeff Sessions expansion of the unconstitutional law enforcement practice known as civil asset forfeiture. Earlier this year, Sessions expanded the Federal Equitable Sharing program which allows state and local law enforcement to skirt state and local laws regarding civil asset forfeiture, as long as they return a portion to the federal government first. It’s a

Attorney General Sessions, You’re Wrong

Aug. 7, 2017 by

When the editorial board at USA Today is on your side, it might be that your line of thinking is out of whack. But in this case, the left-leaning USA Today editors have seen the light on civil asset forfeiture. In America you’re innocent until proven guilty, and the Constitution provides protections — for instance, the right to a lawyer and a speedy trial — to ensure that you can’t be unfairly punished. But you can forget all that if state or local police

A busy week of defending the Constitution for Rand Paul

Aug. 4, 2017 by

Senator Rand Paul had a very busy week leading up to the Senate’s August recess. From health care to civil asset forfeiture to national defense, Senator Paul is standing up for Americans and defending the Constitution. Healthcare On Tuesday, Senator Paul wrote an op-ed for the Hill in which he calls for the Department of Labor “to revise its rules to allow virtually any group to become a group for insurance purposes.” The idea behind the concept

AG Jeff Sessions: Expand Unconstitutional Forfeiture Programs

Jul. 20, 2017 by

Earlier this year we penned an article titled “The Road to Eliminating Civil Asset Forfeiture” with hopes that the tide was finally going to turn in the direction of protecting innocent property owners. On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have dashed those hopes. With a swift punch to the gut for asset forfeiture reform advocates everywhere, Mr. Sessions announced the expansion of a government program that allows law enforcement agencies to seize property from Americans who are simply