July 31, 2019
New statutes prohibit police officers from seizing property for suspected drug crimes without first obtaining a conviction or plea agreement.
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.
March 4, 2019
DOJ reverses its 2011 opinion that the law applies only to sports betting
February 20, 2019
The unanimous court decision in Timbs v. Indiana was based on the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
February 15, 2019
Voters in Washington State approved a ballot measure that imposes restrictions on firearms ownership, including raising the minimum age to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 years.
February 8, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several criminal justice reforms in Mississippi that would help ex-offenders reenter society and the workforce.
January 24, 2019
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Texas that would end civil asset forfeiture in the state.
January 17, 2019
One of the largest reforms of the federal criminal justice system in generations is now law.
January 9, 2019
IJ Attorneys File Complaint Claiming Violation of First Amendment Rights
January 8, 2019
State laws fail to consider ability to pay