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October 21, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Massachusetts should move to require convictions in order to seize forfeited property and divert forfeited proceeds to programs including rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment and drug courts to address rising costs of the opioid epidemic.
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Criminal Justice
Regulation
October 9, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
The opioid epidemic has cost Ohio's economy $71.7 billion, diverting criminal asset forfeitures to programs including rehab, medication, and drug court, could help reduce costs.
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Criminal Justice
Health Care
October 7, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
West Virginia lawmakers should reform their existing civil asset forfeiture laws to criminal asset forfeiture and use forfeited proceeds for rehabilitation, medication-assisted treatment, and court expenses to address the state's opioid epidemic.
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Criminal Justice
Health Care
October 2, 2019
By David Guenthner
Mackinac Center for Public Policy Testimony before the Michigan House Judiciary Committee
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Criminal Justice
Law
September 20, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Maine should reform its current civil asset forfeiture laws to "criminal asset forfeiture" and divert seized proceeds to programs including drug rehabilitation, counseling, and criminal court, and other programs aimed at decreasing opioid abuse.
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Regulation
Criminal Justice
July 31, 2019
By Jake Grant
New statutes prohibit police officers from seizing property for suspected drug crimes without first obtaining a conviction or plea agreement.
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Criminal Justice
July 26, 2019
By Ashley Moody
Validity of the Initiative Petition Entitled "Prohibits possession of defined assault weapons."
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Constitutional Reform
Criminal Justice
June 20, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
Overly broad morals clauses can create a barrier to gainful employment.
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Criminal Justice
Regulation
June 7, 2019
By Jake Grant
Measure passed unanimously by state legislature automates the process of expunging criminal records.
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Criminal Justice
Government Spending
May 22, 2019
By Joe Barnett
H.R. 2538 would establish a Child Safety Account (CSA) program in the District of Columbia.
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Education
Criminal Justice
May 21, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
Colorado has enacted a law eliminating pretrial bail for cases involving minor offenses.
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Criminal Justice
Government Spending
April 8, 2019
By Samuel Staley
High state occupational licensing barriers are associated with prisoners re-offending
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Economy
Criminal Justice
April 4, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Proposed law would require probable cause for civil asset forfeiture
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Law
Criminal Justice
March 21, 2019
Texas’ current civil asset forfeiture laws are rated among the worst in the nation.
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Criminal Justice
Law
March 19, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
The legislation would provide immunity from civil lawsuits by the perpetrators of violent crimes.
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Law
Criminal Justice
March 18, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
'Red Flag' laws raise concerns about constitutional rights
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Criminal Justice
Taxes
March 13, 2019
By Jeff Reynolds
civil asset forfeiture laws allow the police to confiscate property
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Criminal Justice
Law
March 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill that has been introduced in the Michigan legislature that would limit the potential for civil asset forfeiture abuse.
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Criminal Justice
March 4, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
DOJ reverses its 2011 opinion that the law applies only to sports betting
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Regulation
Criminal Justice
February 20, 2019
By U.S. Supreme Court
The unanimous court decision in Timbs v. Indiana was based on the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
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Law
Criminal Justice
 

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