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    Bill Will Protect Innocent Owners, Add New Disclosure Requirements NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today , Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that bolsters transparency for civil forfeiture and strengthens due process protections for innocent property owners. Under civil forfeiture, law enforcement agencies can seize and then take title to...
    NICK SIBILLA, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved three amendments late Tuesday that would defund a notorious federal forfeiture program that was recently restored by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Civil forfeiture is one of the greatest threats to private property rights,” said Institute for Justice Attorney Robert Everett Johnson. “But...