Senators from Both Parties Call on DOJ to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture Policies

May 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Rand Paul (R-KY), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mike Crapo (R-ID), and Angus King (I-VT) sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday asking that the Justice Department reform its civil asset forfeiture practices.
The letter reads in part, “you need not wait for Supreme Court censure before reforming these practices, and, in any event, the Department of Justice should err on the side of protecting constitutional rights. We encourage the Department of Justice to revise its civil asset forfeiture practices to reflect our nation’s commitment to the rule of law and due process.”

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