SCOTUS Upholds Abusive Civil Forfeiture Law, Allows Police to Keep $201,000 in Cash from Legal Home Sale with No Proof of Criminal Activity

Originally Posted on WASHINGTON, D.C. — In refusing to hear a challenge to Texas’ asset forfeiture law, the U.S. Supreme Court is allowing Texas police to keep $201,000 in cash primarily on the basis that the seized cash—the proceeds

CPAC 2017: Civil Asset Forfeiture

CPAC 2017: Stephen Mills, Apache, Oklahoma Chief of Police, took the stage to discuss his experiences with Civil Asset Forfeiture, both as a law enforcement agent and as a private citizen.

CPAC 2017: Prosecutorial Misconduct

CPAC 2017: What is the conservative solution to reigning in prosecutorial misconduct in the U.S. Criminal Justice System? Pat Nolan (Director, Center for Criminal Justice Reform, ACU Foundation) moderates the discussion with David A. Keene (Opinion Editor, The Washington Times);

ACU Foundation to Host Two Panels on Criminal Justice Reform at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference

Washington, DC, February 22, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation will be hosting two major panels on criminal justice reform at ACUF’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2017: Prosecutors Gone Wild and Conservatives Leading the Way on Criminal

Inside Mississippi’s Asset Forfeiture Extortion Racket

Originally posted on by C.J. Ciaramella It was the first time in Mississippi defense attorney Richard Rehfeldt’s long career that he can remember where police seized a client’s furniture. In 2012, Rehfeldt says the Hind County Sheriff’s Office raided

Virginia Takes Step Toward Ending Trial By Ambush

Sen. Bill Stanley introduces a proposal to level the playing field between prosecutors and accused Washington, DC, February 13, 2017 – Legislation introduced by State Senator Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) would reform the rules prosecutors must follow in providing defendants access