This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that may rein in abusive property seizures by state and local governments through the highly controversial legal tool known as civil asset forfeiture.
Jason Snead is a policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation's Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
November 30, 2018, 4:46 PM EST
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When will New York City learn that heavily regulating the taxi industry is the source of its ills, not it’s salvation?
June 12, 2018, 9:55 AM EDT
Can a state take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of its voter rolls by removing people who have left the jurisdiction?
October 18, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
The Heritage Foundation added another round of cases this week to its ever-growing Voter Fraud Database.
May 22, 2017, 8:49 AM EDT
Before, flying a drone even a single inch above one’s own backyard before registering was deemed a federal felony.
January 6, 2017, 10:54 AM EST
The left's sudden awakening to the possibility of voter fraud is welcome.
November 22, 2016, 3:30 PM EST
Disney’s new system is forbidden by federal regulations.
October 28, 2016, 4:36 PM EDT
The fact is that election fraud often goes undetected.
September 8, 2016, 8:37 AM EDT
Complying with the FAA's restrictions means forgoing the most beneficial and advanced uses for drones.
August 15, 2016, 4:19 PM EDT
Well-meaning laws have been twisted to nab money from law-abiding Americans.
May 4, 2016, 2:40 PM EDT
Earlier this month, it was reported that an unwelcome aviation first had finally occurred: A British Airways jet on final approach into London’s Heathrow Airport hit a small unmanned aircraft system, commonly known as a drone. Regulation-happy bureaucrats and headline-seeking media organizations seized the report as proof that drones are as dangerous to our skies as they would have people believe.
April 1, 2016, 10:21 AM EDT
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court delivered a win for the Sixth Amendment right to counsel in Luis v. United States. Five justices—Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote a plurality opinion joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, and Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote a separate concurring opinion—sided with challenger Luis, concluding that the government cannot freeze her untainted assets and thereby deny her the opportunity to be represented by an attorney of her choosing in the criminal case against her.
December 30, 2015, 11:18 AM EST
One of the largest and most significant civil forfeiture programs has just been suspended and possibly ended.
November 13, 2015, 3:05 PM EST
The recent mass shooting in Oregon has brought the seemingly endless debate on gun control back into the national spotlight.