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Federal loophole thwarts state curbs on police seizures of property

Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia have taken steps to scale back their civil asset forfeiture laws since 2014, but civil asset forfeiture continues because legislators have failed to close a giant loophole: the federal equitable sharing program.... Read more»

Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill requiring conviction before seizure of assets

Under a landmark bill reforming Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws signed by Gov. Doug Ducey, prosecutors and law enforcement agencies will no longer be permitted to permanently seize people’s property for alleged criminal wrongdoing without actually convicting them of a crime.... Read more»

As gov't prepares to seize more land for border wall, some Texas landowners prepare to fight

In Laredo, border landowners are receiving letters from the federal government, requesting permission to enter their land for surveying. "Hell no, we're not signing anything," one recipient said. ... Read more»1

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Pima County has super-sized plan for starving private property rights

Guest opinion: Uncle Sam wants to replace the fast food in your diet with government pork. Arizona's Pima County is one of 44 municipalities receiving federal stimulus money to address obesity within its borders.... Read more»1