March 13, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines a proposal in Kansas reforming the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
March 6, 2018
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.
March 2, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines a proposal to reform South Carolina's civil asset forfeiture laws.
February 26, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in the Washington State Legislature that would add new limits and transparency standards to the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws.
February 20, 2018
In this testimony before the Wisconsin State Affairs Committee, Lindsey Stroud argues the merits to legislation reforming the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
February 16, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature that would prohibit civil asset forfeitures unless a suspect is found guilty of a crime in court.
February 6, 2018
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture and outlines several ways states can improve their forfeiture laws.
January 17, 2018
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Alabama that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
December 3, 2017
A group of U.S. Senators is calling on Senate Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) to deny funding for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ expansion of the federal government’s civil asset forfeiture program.
October 13, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture and the potential for reform in Virginia.
August 30, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reinstating a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) program enabling local law enforcement agencies to circumvent state laws restricting civil asset forfeiture by laundering forfeited assets and money.
August 7, 2017
Under orders from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Federal prosecutors are no longer allowed to force companies to make payouts to outside groups under settlement agreements with the Department of Justice.
July 27, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture laws and recent efforts at the federal level to solidify rules allowing seizure to occur, which could have a negative effect on individual property rights.
July 24, 2017
The Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform is considering a bill to reform the state’s laws on civil asset forfeiture.
July 14, 2017
A new Oklahoma law imposes significant penalties, including fines and imprisonment, on people and organizations involved in trespassing and other unlawful acts against oil and gas pipelines and related energy infrastructure.
June 14, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines the federal equitable sharing program, civil asset forfeiture and a new call for reform.
June 10, 2017
Starting in July, Iowa residents will enjoy greater protection from local and state government agencies that want to seize and keep citizens’ property without criminal convictions through a process called civil-asset forfeiture.
May 30, 2017
In this testimony before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform Jesse Hathaway discusses civil asset forfeiture and how Wisconsin could lead the national in positive forfeiture reform.
May 1, 2017
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Colorado that would require law enforcement agencies to accurately track how and why they seized property from suspected criminals and how they used the proceeds.
April 27, 2017
A U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee is considering the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS Act), a bill to reform and standardize government law enforcement agencies’ surveillance of individuals’ cell phones and digital devices.