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
December 28, 2018
More than a dozen states have passed extreme risk protection order laws
December 19, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Texas that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
December 3, 2018
Lawsuit challenges New York City ordinance restricting firearms transportation
November 28, 2018
Institute for Justice argues civil asset forfeiture law violates Constitution
November 27, 2018
Mississippi officials will return property improperly seized under the state’s now-defunct civil asset forfeiture law.
November 7, 2018
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.
November 2, 2018
DOJ reverses a 2011 U.S. Department of Justice Opinion that the Wire Act applies only to betting on sporting events.
October 12, 2018
The city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania backed down from a four-year-old lawsuit filed by the Institute for Justice.
August 17, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines North Dakota's egregious civil asset forfeiture laws and the need for reform.
June 11, 2018
A Report on Pennsylvania's Regulated Occupations and Professions as Directed by Gov. Tom Wolf