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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.
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.
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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
Criminal Justice
December 19, 2018
Research & Commentary: Texas Tackles Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform
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
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.