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New report details how the Justice Department encourages abuse of civil asset forfeiture

Southern California is known for many things: Hollywood, the Los Angeles Dodgers, a great punk rock scene, and amazing weather. Though the state is justifiably mocked for its significant budget programs and heavy regulatory burden, it has some of the better civil asset forfeiture laws in the country, though that isn't saying much considering how most states practically encourage abuse of this pernicious tool.

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Rand Paul to Barack Obama: Do you support civil asset forfeiture and Loretta Lynch's unconstitutional theft?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in a Facebook post on Saturday, responded to President Barack Obama's sharp criticism of Senate Republicans for the delay of a final confirmation vote for his Attorney General nominee, Loretta Lynch.

04/20/2015
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Chuck Grassley takes aim at the federal government's terrible civil asset forfeiture laws

Carole Hinders is an Iowa restauranteur who, in 2013, made several bank deposits under $10,000. She thought she was doing everyone a favor by keeping her transactions under $10,000, but this harmless activity caught the attention of the Internal Revenue Service.

04/13/2015
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Nominee to replace Eric Holder at odds with White House panel, privacy oversight board on NSA spying

There are many big issues on the minds of senators as they consider the nomination of Loretta Lynch to serve as the next attorney general. But among the most concerning is that she has made it very clear that she'll continue the astonishing pattern of overreach to support warrantless spying, and she'll do it under the guise of narratives that have long been debunked.

02/03/2015
Obama Justice Department: Voters Just Don't Know What's Good for Them
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Obama Justice Department: Voters Just Don't Know What's Good for Them

In a display of arrogance and racial politics shocking even for this administration, President Obama's Justice Department recently invalidated the will of an overwhelming majority of voters in Kinston, NC to make city elections non-partisan.From the Washington Times:

10/21/2009