Civil Asset Forfeiture Unites Democrats and Republicans

Bipartisan push to reform a decades-old practice giving law enforcement agencies the power to seize property and money without a search warrant.

By Published on February 18, 2015

Civil asset forfeiture is a procedure that gives law enforcement agencies the power to seize property if it’s suspected of being related to a crime.

In recent years, high-profile cases of law enforcement agencies taking property and money without a warrant have surfaced across America. Now, lawmakers in Washington are working to curb the practice.

Last month, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., introduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act of 2015. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal, Walberg talked about his plan and why he thinks it’s realistic to work with the Obama administration on the issue.

Read the article “Civil Asset Forfeiture Unites Democrats and Republicans” on dailysignal.com.

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