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Criminal Justice
March 7, 2019
Research & Commentary: Michigan Considers Partial Reform of Civil Asset Forfeiture
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.
Law
February 20, 2019
Supreme Court: Eighth Amendment Protection Against 'Excessive Fines' Applies to States
The unanimous court decision in Timbs v. Indiana was based on the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
Employment
February 8, 2019
Research & Commentary: Getting Ex-Offenders Back to Work in Mississippi
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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Criminal Justice
January 24, 2019
Research & Commentary: Texas Considers Ending Civil Asset Forfeiture
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposal in Texas that would end civil asset forfeiture in the state.
Criminal Justice
January 9, 2019
Cato Institute Sues the Securities & Exchange Commission
IJ Attorneys File Complaint Claiming Violation of First Amendment Rights
Law
December 28, 2018
Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime?
More than a dozen states have passed extreme risk protection order laws

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Criminal Justice
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.
February 20, 2019
By U.S. Supreme Court
The unanimous court decision in Timbs v. Indiana was based on the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments
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.
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.
January 9, 2019
IJ Attorneys File Complaint Claiming Violation of First Amendment Rights
December 28, 2018
By John R. Lott, Jr., Carlisle E. Moody
More than a dozen states have passed extreme risk protection order laws
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.
November 28, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Institute for Justice argues civil asset forfeiture law violates Constitution
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 2, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines a proposal to reform South Carolina's civil asset forfeiture laws.
February 26, 2018
By Matthew Glans
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
By Lindsey Stroud
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
By Matthew Glans
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
By Matthew Glans
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture and outlines several ways states can improve their forfeiture laws.
January 17, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new bill in Alabama that would reform the state's civil asset forfeiture laws.
October 13, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture and the potential for reform in Virginia.