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Supreme Court limits states' ability to seize property

Clip: 02/20/2019 | 4m 7s

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to limit civil forfeiture laws allowing law enforcement to seize property from those suspected of committing a crime. In the unanimous decision, the high court sided with a low-level drug offender who argued that the seizure of his $42,000 Land Rover by law enforcement was an excessive fine. Amna Nawaz talks to the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle for more.

Aired: 02/20/19

Rating: NR

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