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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to Democratic Presidential Candidates’ comments that they would not rule-out adding additional Justices to the United States Supreme Court, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
When radical progressives can’t advance their policy agenda within the boundaries of the Constitution, they change the rules. The integrity of the process has never mattered to Democrats. The ends have always justified the means.
The Supreme Court issued an opinion on Wednesday that is a shot across the bow of defenders of civil asset forfeiture. In a unanimous judgment, the justices incorporated the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment to the states. The Court didn’t rule on the dubious constitutionality of civil asset forfeiture, leaving that issue for another day.
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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Timbs v. Indiana. The case centers around the use of civil asset forfeiture and whether or not to incorporate the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment to the states. Although the Court won’t decide the case until next year, the oral arguments show that most of the justices appear ready to deal a long overdue blow to civil asset forfeiture.