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The Insufferable Incivility of Civil Forfeiture

With the possible exception of Uncle Sam’s continual – and often horrendous – misuse of its military prowess, no government policy in America is as uncivilized – as offensive to common decency – as destructive of property rights – as arbitrary in its justification and in its applicationas incompatible with freedom – as conducive to corruption – as downright sickening and maddening as is civil forfeiture.

Cato’s Walter Olson points us to this excellent New Yorker article by Sarah Stillman.


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