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Monday, February 25, 2019

SSN: SCOTUS Just Made a Landmark Ruling that Reins in the Power of Government

SCOTUS Just Made a Landmark Ruling that Reins in the Power of Government

February 25, 2019 - 8:00am  
It got little attention on such a busy news day, but the Supreme Court issued a landmark rulinglast Wednesday for property rights.
The court unanimously ruled that the Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines in cases of individuals charged or convicted of a crime applies not only to the federal government but also to the states’ seizure of property and other assets.
The particular case involved someone who was convicted for dealing drugs. Indiana authorities seized and auctioned off his Land Rover, even though it was not purchased with drug money, on grounds that he used it to commit crimes by driving it while dealing drugs (with that kind of tenuous connection, they could have seized his sneakers, too.)
Mike Huckabee, a resident of Seaside, is a Christian minister who served as the governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007 and was a Republican candidate for president in the primaries of both 2008 and 2016.  This column appeared Sunday on explainlife.com.

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