Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bravo, Connecticut

The first state to ban civil asset forfeiture without a criminal conviction:
Civil forfeiture remains a controversial issue in America since it’s “a process by which the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting, or even charging, you with a crime.” The procedures are civil, which means defendants do not receive the same protections given to criminal defendants. 
Connecticut has put an end to this procedure when the legislature passed a law that bans civil forfeiture without a criminal conviction.
The bill passed in both houses of the Legislature without a single "no" vote.

[stands] [clap] [clap] [clap]

More like this, please.


Rick C said...

I just hope this isn't like those crappy, toothless eminent domain laws we got after Kelo, and actually puts a serious dent in asset forfeiture.

Kristophr said...

Any law can put an end to civil forfeiture. Even municipal ordinances.

Civil forfeiture is based on old English common law, and any local ordinance supersedes it, which prevents the feds from using this obsolete common law.