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July 26, 2016
GOP Issues Blueprint for Tax Reform
House Republicans—led by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Rep.
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June 11, 2018
Wisconsin Enacts Sweeping Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill protecting residents’ constitutional rights to property and due process.
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June 11, 2018
Illinois General Assembly Passes Police Drone Surveillance Bill
The Illinois General Assembly approved a bill that would allow law enforcement personnel to use drones to observe certain public gatherings without obtaining permission from a judge.
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March 6, 2018
Alabama Senate Committee Approves Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill
The Alabama state Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to restrict the ability of local and state police to take ownership of citizens’ property without a criminal conviction.
Criminal Justice
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.
Criminal Justice
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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Criminal Justice
June 11, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill protecting residents’ constitutional rights to property and due process.
June 11, 2018
By Nolan Ryan
The Illinois General Assembly approved a bill that would allow law enforcement personnel to use drones to observe certain public gatherings without obtaining permission from a judge.
March 6, 2018
By Benjamin Dietderich
The Alabama state Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to restrict the ability of local and state police to take ownership of citizens’ property without a criminal conviction.
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.