Sessions to expand civil asset forfeiture

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced an expansion of the scope of civil asset forfeiture, under which government can seize and keep assets on suspicion without a criminal conviction or even the filing of a criminal charge. Reforms in the previous administration, which Sessions intends to roll back, limited some of the applications of the practice. [Chris Ingraham, Washington Post, Jonathan Blanks/Democracy Journal, C.J. Ciaramella/Reason, Steven Nelson/U.S. News, Dominic Holden and Zoe Tillman, BuzzFeed] There had been warning something like this might be in the works.

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