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The ruling could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.
Lawmakers from across the political spectrum are pushing back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions' support for civil asset forfeiture.
Police seized more than $100,000 thanks to a tool known as civil asset forfeiture.
The controversial practice endangers Americans' civil liberties, critics say.
The bipartisan push suggests public opinion is now firmly in favor of civil asset forfeiture reform.
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At first blush, it may seem like civil forfeiture is different than the usual methods of justice: targeting poor people who have nothing and placing them in jail. As hard as state and federal governments may try, you can't take nothing from nothing so indigent populations are impervious to forfeiture schemes.
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Here's a new video from the libertarian public interest law firm, the Institute for Justice. Combine civil asset forfeiture
The Philadelphia DA brings 300 to 600 real-estate forfeiture cases per year, and thousands of cases against small amounts