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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.
Law
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
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The Maryland Senate unanimously approved a bill that would reduce the amount of money spent on housing prisoners, by focusing correctional spending on serious and violent criminals and opting for rehabilitation over retribution.
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