Tag:private property

  • Civil asset forfeiture can threaten property rights

    From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 738: Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies to take property from people suspected of illegal activity, even if they never face criminal charges. The process is open to abuse. Darpana Sheth, senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, explains why civil asset…

  • The Impact of Kelo v. New London

    Kelo v. New London, a recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case, affirmed that the seizure of private property by the government in the name of economic development is consistent with the “Public Use Clause” of the Fifth Amendment. By acting under this Court sanctioned justification, we are destroying the foundation,…