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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
February 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
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.
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Regulation
Constitutional Reform
Criminal Justice
February 8, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines several criminal justice reforms in Mississippi that would help ex-offenders reenter society and the workforce.
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Employment
Criminal Justice
January 24, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Texas that would end civil asset forfeiture in the state.
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Criminal Justice
January 17, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
One of the largest reforms of the federal criminal justice system in generations is now law.
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Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
January 9, 2019
IJ Attorneys File Complaint Claiming Violation of First Amendment Rights
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Criminal Justice
Regulation
Law
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
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Criminal Justice
Employment
December 28, 2018
By John R. Lott, Jr., Carlisle E. Moody
More than a dozen states have passed extreme risk protection order laws
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Law
Criminal Justice
December 19, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Texas that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
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Criminal Justice
December 3, 2018
By Sarah Quinlan
Lawsuit challenges New York City ordinance restricting firearms transportation
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Criminal Justice
Regulation
Law
November 28, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Institute for Justice argues civil asset forfeiture law violates Constitution
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Criminal Justice
November 27, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
Mississippi officials will return property improperly seized under the state’s now-defunct civil asset forfeiture law.
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Criminal Justice
November 7, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses how states are attempting to assist former offenders reentering society by reforming licensing barriers and ending blanket bans for some ex-offenders.
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Regulation
Criminal Justice
November 2, 2018
By Joe Barnett
DOJ reverses a 2011 U.S. Department of Justice Opinion that the Wire Act applies only to betting on sporting events.
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Criminal Justice
Regulation
Government Spending
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.
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Criminal Justice
Law
August 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines North Dakota's egregious civil asset forfeiture laws and the need for reform.
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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.
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Criminal Justice
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.
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Law
Criminal Justice
March 27, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses proposed legislation in Tennessee that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
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Criminal Justice
March 13, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines a proposal in Kansas reforming the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
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Criminal Justice
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.
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Criminal Justice
 

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