US politics, civil forfeiture (+)
The US supreme court just dealt a HUGE blow to police theft, by incorporating the 8th amendment's excessive fines clause against the states.
Yes, for some insane reason, the Indiana supreme court held the 8th amendment's excessive fines clause was never incorporated against the states. SCOTUS unanimously ruled that it now is.
re: US politics, civil forfeiture (+)
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