Mimesis Law
19 February 2019

civil forfeiture

  • Chicago’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Fails Under Scrutiny

    by - Oct 6, 2016
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    October 6, 2016 (Fault Lines) — Last week, the Chicago Reader published an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s civil asset forfeiture fund and its findings aren’t pretty. The Institute for Justice, a Libertarian nonprofit public-interest law...
  • Got Nice Stuff? Beware of the Saginaw County Sheriff

    by - Sep 26, 2016
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    September 26, 2016 (Fault Lines) — In the vein of “this can’t be true, can it?” the Saginaw County Sheriff apparently has a habit of shopping the neighborhood, and even surrounding counties, for items his department...
  • Stop Saying Civil Forfeiture Lacks Due Process

    by - Jun 21, 2016
    (Comments: 18)
    June 21, 2016 (Fault Lines) – Civil forfeiture has been a hot topic at Fault Lines. Recently, Andrew Fleischman took on the Texas Supreme Court, which decided that winning on a motion to suppress is irrelevant...
  • Forfeiture Reform? Good Times

    by - Mar 31, 2016
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    Mar. 31, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — For a brief and shining moment starting last October, it seemed as if criminal law reform was possible. Everybody was talking about it, from the pompously named “Law Enforcement Leaders...
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture: Because Trials Are Easier Without Pesky Lawyers

    by - Nov 6, 2015
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    Nov. 6, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — People in the United States like the idea of a fair trial. Picture Atticus Finch making a dramatic closing statement pleading for a defendant’s freedom. A fair and wise jury...
  • Leave the Gun, Take the Vibrator

    by - Jun 9, 2015
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    June 9, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Ginnifer Hency has multiple sclerosis.  She also has her neurologist’s permission to use medicinal marijuana in compliance with Michigan law.  Ginnifer Hency used to have a vibrator.  That is, until Michigan’s...

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