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Point of View: Making Oklahoma Safer Through Criminal Justice Reform

By Pat Nolan and Estela Hernandez Originally Posted on Oklahoman.com Conservatives like us believe that the states are America’s laboratories of democracy. When it comes to criminal justice reform, this is indisputably true. For more than a decade, states like

Justice Thomas’s Criticism Recognizes Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Reforms to the unconstitutional practice are necessary, says CCJR’s Pat Nolan WASHINGTON, DC – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform (CCJR) expressed disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision to refuse to hear a challenge

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 Rutherford.org 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

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT:  DAVID SAFAVIAN Deputy Director, Center for Criminal Justice Reform [email protected] (202) 347-9388 ACU Foundation to Host Two Panels on Criminal Justice Reform at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference Washington, DC – The American Conservative Union Foundation

Hope for Heroin Addicts and Their Families in Virginia

Conservative Foundation Lauds Del. Kirk Cox for Leadership in Tackling the Opioid Crisis Washington, DC, Feb. 9, 2017 – The American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Criminal Justice Reform issued a statement today concerning passage of legislation in the Virginia House of

Inside Mississippi’s Asset Forfeiture Extortion Racket

Originally posted on Reason.com 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