civil asset forfeiture

ACLU, Mackinac Center Applaud New Forfeiture Bill But Call on State to Require Conviction

ACLU, Mackinac Center Applaud New Forfeiture Bill But Call on State to Require Conviction

2017-01-06 00:00:00

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and ACLU of Michigan applaud the state’s new law protecting the rights of citizens facing civil forfeiture.

The Michigan House and Senate passed House Bill 4629, and Gov. Snyder signed it this week. The law eliminates a bond requirement for property seized by law enforcement, which required those whose property was seized by the police to pay 10 percent of the value of their property just to challenge the forfeiture in court. Michigan was one of only five states with that type of requirement.

Lansing Watchdog: Strange Bedfellows Becoming More Commonplace in Lansing

Lansing Watchdog: Strange Bedfellows Becoming More Commonplace in Lansing

2016-02-24 00:00:00

ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – February 22, 2016

Working as a lobbyist for a principled, multi-issue, multi-disciplinary civil rights organization can be daunting at times; juggling the various issues and the cast of interested parties each fighting to advance our own policy position.  It’s definitely part of the excitement. My work is uniquely rewarding, though, when we can align with those interested parties with whom we are traditionally in opposition.

ACLU, Mackinac Center Report Calls on State to End Civil Forfeiture

ACLU, Mackinac Center Report Calls on State to End Civil Forfeiture

2015-09-29 00:00:00

MIDLAND – Michigan’s civil forfeiture laws, which enable law enforcement agencies to gain possession of private property, are among the worst rated in the nation and should be changed, according to a new report jointly authored and published by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.

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The Mackinac Center for Public Policy and ACLU of Michigan applaud the state’s new law protecting the rights of citizens facing civil forfeiture. The Michigan...
MIDLAND – Michigan’s civil forfeiture laws, which enable law enforcement agencies to gain possession of private property, are among the worst rated in the...
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