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April 13, 2020
Tyson Timbs’ Asset Forfeiture Case in District Court Following Indiana Supreme Court Decision
Tyson Timbs has been trying to recover a Land Rover seized by police in connection with his arrest for a drug offense in 2013.
March 26, 2020
Firearms Sales Surge during Pandemic
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
Criminal Justice
December 28, 2019
Michigan House Passes ‘Clean Slate’ Bills
Thousands of criminal convictions will be expunged, removing a barrier to employment.
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Criminal Justice
July 31, 2019
Michigan Enacts Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms
New statutes prohibit police officers from seizing property for suspected drug crimes without first obtaining a conviction or plea agreement.
Criminal Justice
June 20, 2019
Michigan House Considers Reforming ‘Good Moral Character’ Clauses
Overly broad morals clauses can create a barrier to gainful employment.
Criminal Justice
June 7, 2019
Utah ‘Clean Slate’ Law Will Expunge Convictions for Nonviolent Offenses
Measure passed unanimously by state legislature automates the process of expunging criminal records.

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Criminal Justice
March 19, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The legislation would provide immunity from civil lawsuits by the perpetrators of violent crimes.
March 18, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
'Red Flag' laws raise concerns about constitutional rights
March 13, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
civil asset forfeiture laws allow the police to confiscate property
March 4, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
DOJ reverses its 2011 opinion that the law applies only to sports betting
February 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Voters in Washington State approved a ballot measure that imposes restrictions on firearms ownership, including raising the minimum age to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 years.
January 17, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
One of the largest reforms of the federal criminal justice system in generations is now law.
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
December 3, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
Lawsuit challenges New York City ordinance restricting firearms transportation
November 27, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Mississippi officials will return property improperly seized under the state’s now-defunct civil asset forfeiture law.
October 12, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania backed down from a four-year-old lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice.