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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 06 May 2015

-States Preserve Jury Rights with Asset Forfeiture Reform

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Just yesterday, Governor Steve Bullock signed Montana’s HB 463, a civil asset forfeiture reform bill, into law, following in the footsteps of Governor Susana Martinez who signed New Mexico’s HB 560 in April. HB 463 was passed with only 8 representatives and 1 senator opposed in Montana, and HB 560 was passed unanimously through both […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 07 May 2014

-Acquittal Now Protects Against Asset Forfeiture in Minnesota

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Just days ago, we brought you news of the case of Brainerd, Minnesota resident Adam Bush, unanimously acquitted of burglary charges. In spite of this unanimous judgment by the jury, the judge in the case ruled that the state would still keep his property that had been seized. That may have been one of the […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 May 2014

-Asset Forfeiture Circumvents Trial by Jury and Jury Nullification

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What is a poor judge to do when the jury sets free an individual he believes is guilty and should be punished, or perhaps when he just wants to funnel more money into the legal system he depends on being packed to maintain his livelihood? Asset forfeiture to the rescue! Judge approves forfeiture of car, […]

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Function of Juries | 26 Nov 2012

U.S. Attorney Seeks Forfeiture of Assets from Defendants Acquitted by Jury

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Many thanks to Eapen Thampy, from Americans for Forfeiture Reform, who alerted us to this news item. Federal Ambulance Asset Forfeiture? In Abingdon, Virginia, U.S. District Attorney Janine Myatt is seeking the forfeiture of ambulances and other squad vehicles from a volunteer rescue services organization: A federal judge is considering whether the Saltville Rescue Squad […]

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