March 26, 2020
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
December 28, 2019
Thousands of criminal convictions will be expunged, removing a barrier to employment.
October 21, 2019
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.
October 9, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
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.
October 2, 2019
Mackinac Center for Public Policy Testimony before the Michigan House Judiciary Committee
September 20, 2019
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.
July 31, 2019
New statutes prohibit police officers from seizing property for suspected drug crimes without first obtaining a conviction or plea agreement.
July 26, 2019
Validity of the Initiative Petition Entitled "Prohibits possession of defined assault weapons."
June 20, 2019
Overly broad morals clauses can create a barrier to gainful employment.
June 7, 2019
Measure passed unanimously by state legislature automates the process of expunging criminal records.
May 22, 2019
H.R. 2538 would establish a Child Safety Account (CSA) program in the District of Columbia.
May 21, 2019
Colorado has enacted a law eliminating pretrial bail for cases involving minor offenses.
April 8, 2019
High state occupational licensing barriers are associated with prisoners re-offending
April 4, 2019
Proposed law would require probable cause for civil asset forfeiture
March 21, 2019
Texas’ current civil asset forfeiture laws are rated among the worst in the nation.
March 19, 2019
The legislation would provide immunity from civil lawsuits by the perpetrators of violent crimes.
March 18, 2019
'Red Flag' laws raise concerns about constitutional rights
March 13, 2019
civil asset forfeiture laws allow the police to confiscate property
March 7, 2019
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.