Friday, July 21, 2017

SO MUCH FOR FEDERALISM: Trump's DOJ To Use Asset Forfeiture Even In States That Banned It

The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday its official stance on civil asset forfeiture, which includes expanding the practice into states that have banned the practice.
A directive from the DOJ explains that the department will use the policy toward any property confiscated by state and local law enforcement if they feel that it relates to a federal crime. It then lists various "safeguards" for the practice as well as how people can try and regain their property. Eventually, the directive reaches a chilling portion: the DOJ's policy "supersedes" states that have prohibited the use of asset forfeiture.
The full directive can be read below:

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