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December 3, 2017
Defund Asset Forfeiture Program, Senators Say
A group of U.S. Senators is calling on Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) to deny funding for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ expansion of the federal government’s civil asset forfeiture program.
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August 30, 2017
Attorney General Revokes Civil Asset Forfeiture Reforms
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reinstating a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) program enabling local law enforcement agencies to circumvent state laws restricting civil asset forfeiture by laundering forfeited assets and money.
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August 7, 2017
Attorney General Ends DOJ ‘Slush Fund’ Settlements
Under orders from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Federal prosecutors are no longer allowed to force companies to make payouts to outside groups under settlement agreements with the Department of Justice.
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July 24, 2017
Wisconsin Senate Committee Considers ‘Policing for Profit’ Reform Bill
The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform is considering a bill to reform the state’s laws on civil asset forfeiture.
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July 14, 2017
Oklahoma Criminalizes Violent Pipeline Protests
A new Oklahoma law imposes significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment, on people and organizations involved in trespassing and other unlawful acts against oil and gas pipelines and related energy infrastructure.

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Criminal Justice
December 3, 2017
By Joshua Paladino
A group of U.S. Senators is calling on Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) to deny funding for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ expansion of the federal government’s civil asset forfeiture program.
August 30, 2017
By Andy Singer
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reinstating a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) program enabling local law enforcement agencies to circumvent state laws restricting civil asset forfeiture by laundering forfeited assets and money.
August 7, 2017
By Kenneth Artz
Under orders from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Federal prosecutors are no longer allowed to force companies to make payouts to outside groups under settlement agreements with the Department of Justice.
July 24, 2017
By Lindsey Schulenburg
The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform is considering a bill to reform the state’s laws on civil asset forfeiture.
July 14, 2017
By Bonner R. Cohen
A new Oklahoma law imposes significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment, on people and organizations involved in trespassing and other unlawful acts against oil and gas pipelines and related energy infrastructure.
June 10, 2017
By Joshua Paladino
Starting in July, Iowa residents will enjoy greater protection from local and state government agencies that want to seize and keep citizens’ property without criminal convictions through a process called civil-asset forfeiture.
April 27, 2017
By Michael McGrady
A U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee is considering the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS Act), a bill to reform and standardize government law enforcement agencies’ surveillance of individuals’ cell phones and digital devices.
April 26, 2017
By Matt Hurley
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill to change how the federal government spends the proceeds from local and state law-enforcement agencies’ use of civil asset forfeiture.
March 31, 2017
By Michael McGrady
The 2017 Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act would block the U.S. Department of Justice from requiring defendants being prosecuted by the Federal government who accept a settlement agreement to make donations to third-party organizations.
March 2, 2017
By Justin Haskins
Research reveals the world's largest search engine is refusing to remove videos claiming to show drugged women being raped.