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December 3, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Consider NYC Second Amendment Lawsuit
Lawsuit challenges New York City ordinance restricting firearms transportation
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November 27, 2018
Mississippi Officials Return Property Seized After Forfeiture Law Sunset
Mississippi officials will return property improperly seized under the state’s now-defunct civil asset forfeiture law.
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October 12, 2018
Philadelphia’s Civil-Asset ‘Robo-Forfeiture’ Process Dismantled
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania backed down from a four-year-old lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice.
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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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Criminal Justice
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.
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.