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

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