Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Don Boudreaux on March 30, 2010

in Civil Asset Forfeiture, Crime, Law, Property Rights

One of the most outrageous practices of modern governments in the U.S. – at the federal and state levels – is civil asset forfeiture.  This practice is what Leonard Levy called “a license to steal” – and what an unjust and dangerous license it is, as this recent piece by Radley Balko explains.

I’ll write more on civil asset forfeiture in follow-up posts.  But I take this opportunity to applaud – loudly – the Institute for Justice’s new initiative to put an end to this criminal practice that has no place in a free society.

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