There appeared to be reason for supposing that the drowned informer had hoped for a reward out of this forfeiture
, and had obtained some accurate knowledge of Magwitch's affairs.
This landmark bill gives Illinoisans some of the strongest protections against unjust forfeitures in the country, and it's a crucial step in restoring faith between civilians and law enforcement.
Bruce Rauner today signed HB303, bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming Illinois' asset forfeiture system.
Neily said that 87 percent of forfeitures
are of the civil variety, and rarely go in front of a judge.
Ramping up adoptive forfeitures
would circumvent much of the progress state legislatures have made to curb forfeiture
are generally held in an account within the plan until used.
To enforce these forfeitures
, the government can use a special set
But civil forfeitures
are civil: the higher burdens of
According to attorney David Post, in an amicus curiae brief for the Institute for Justice on the case, the standard has long been that courts should interpret statutes in such a way as to avoid forfeitures
if at all possible.
At her confirmation hearing, Lynch insisted "civil and criminal forfeiture
are very important tools" and that forfeitures
are "done pursuant to supervision by a court, it is done pursuant to court order, and I believe the protections are there.
Story, however, held that such forfeitures
were justified when they arise "from the necessity of the case, as the only adequate means of suppressing the offence or wrong, or insuring an indemnity to the injured party.
motive might discourage officers from undertaking the forfeitures