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Civil Liberties

March 4, 2016

In The Tank Podcast: Civil Asset Forfeiture, Growth in Regulatory Paperwork, and Film Subsidies


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews

Featured this week is a report by the Institute for Policy Innovation titled “Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Constitution.” The report explains what civil asset forfeiture is, why its dangerous, and what specific parts of the Constitution it infringes upon.

February 23, 2016

Why Big Government Liberals Want to Stamp Out the $100 Bill


Some believe eliminating the $100 bill would help the government fight crime, but it would also pave the way for more government intrusions on our privacy.

February 18, 2016

We Can Have Both Freedom and Security, but Freedom is Harder


The law enforcement function is vital to a safe and secure society, but keeping law enforcement within constitutional limits is vital to a free society. We can have both.

February 18, 2016

Unconstitutional Civil Asset Forfeiture Practices Must Be Reformed


Civil asset forfeiture, the seizure of citizens’ property by state and federal law enforcement, is often abusive and frequently violates numerous constitutional rights. The practice must be reformed, or better yet: renounced. 

February 18, 2016

Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Constitution


Virtually everyone agrees with criminal asset forfeiture. But civil asset forfeiture, in which government can seize property without charging the property's owner with a crime, is widespread and troubling because it denies citizens several constitutional rights.

 

Total Records: 45

 

 

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