Unanimous Supreme Court decision limits states' ability to seize personal property

02.20.2019 - By PBS NewsHour - Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to limit civil forfeiture laws allowing law enforcement to seize property from those suspected of committing a crime. In the unanimous decision, the high court sided with a low-level drug offender who argued that the seizure of his $42,000 Land Rover by law enforcement was an excessive fine. Amna Nawaz talks to the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle for more. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders

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