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Supreme Court Limits Police Powers to Seize Private Property

Civil forfeiture laws, a popular way to raise revenue, have been the subject of criticism across the political spectrum.

USA Today /
Californians could be required to have health insurance starting in 2020

Identical bills introduced in the California Senate and Assembly would require that everyone sign up for health insurance or pay a tax penalty        

CBS /
Trump's national emergency declaration raises legal questions

As 16 states sue President Trump over his national emergency declaration to divert funds for his border wall, a new article suggests the lawsuit ...

CBS /
Trump's national emergency declaration raises legal questions

As 16 states sue President Trump over his national emergency declaration to divert funds for his border wall, a new article suggests the lawsuit ...

ABC /
WATCH: Supreme Court limits states' abilities to seize property in criminal cases

The court ruled unanimously in the case of Tyson Timbs, a recovering opioid addict whose Land Rover was seized after a felony drug conviction.

Reuters /
Constitution's 'excessive fines' ban bolstered by U.S. high court

In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ...

Time /
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Constitution’s Ban on Excessive Fines Applies to States

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the court's opinion in favor of Tyson Timbs

CNN /
Ginsburg delivers first opinion since cancer surgery in excessive fines case

The Supreme Court unanimously held on Wednesday that the 8th Amendment's prohibition on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, in addition to the federal government

MSNBC /
Supreme Court says states can't impose excessive fines in pivotal ruling

In a unanimous holding, the justices for the first time incorporated the 8th Amendment's protection against excessive fines to the states.

CNN /
Swiss banking giant UBS fined $5 billion in fraud case

UBS faces a massive financial penalty in France after a court there ruled that the Swiss bank helped its wealthy clients avoid taxes.

CNN /
Swiss banking giant UBS fined over $5 billion in fraud case

UBS faces a massive financial penalty in France after a court there ruled that the Swiss bank helped its wealthy clients avoid taxes.

Reuters /
U.S. high court buttresses constitutional ban on 'excessive fines'

In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as ...

ABC /
Supreme Court limits states' ability to seize private property involved in crimes

The Supreme Court moved to limit states’ ability to seize private property involved in a crime, saying the forfeitures are subject to protection against excessive fines.

USA Today /
Supreme Court strikes blow against states that raise revenue by hefty fines, forfeitures

The Supreme Court ruled that state and local governments cannot impose excessive court fees, fines and forfeitures as a means of raising money.        

UPI /
Supreme Court extends ban on excessive gov't fines to state, local governments

The Supreme Court, led by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ruled unanimously Wednesday that governments have limited power to impose fines and seize property.

Washinton Post /
Supreme Court says constitutional protection against excessive fines applies to state actions

In an opinion written by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the justices ruled unanimously for a man whose Land Rover was seized after he sold a small amount of ...

USA Today /
The story behind Ruth Bader Ginsburg's get well soon card

"RBG" documentary directors tell story behind their all-star get-well card to US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Feb. ...

Time /
Clarence Thomas Says Supreme Court Should Reconsider Landmark Libel Decision

Thomas expressed his opinion in a case involving a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her

NY Times /
As Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns, Supreme Court Acts on Death Penalty and Pollution Cases

Justice Ginsburg, 85, asked crisp and clear questions of both sides in a patent case in her return to the bench about two months after cancer surgery.

NBC /
Justice Ginsburg returns to the Supreme Court after surgery

The 85-year-old justice, who had a portion of one of her lungs removed after cancer was found, asked the first question in a case.

Politico /
Has the Supreme Court Already Decided the Wall Case?

Another recent case mirrors the litigation challenges to the wall—and Trump won it.

Reuters /
Justice Thomas assails landmark U.S. libel ruling that protects media

Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its landmark 1964 ruling that made it harder for public ...

CNN /
READ: Justice Clarence Thomas's opinion criticizing landmark First Amendment case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday criticized a major First Amendment precedent regarding the application of state libel laws to public ...

NY Times /
Justice Clarence Thomas Calls for Reconsideration of Landmark Libel Ruling

The Supreme Court’s 1964 decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, Justice Thomas wrote, was not rooted in the text and history of the Constitution.

CNN /
Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court for oral arguments

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to hear oral arguments for the first time since she announced she'd undergone surgery in December for cancer.

CNN /
Ruth Bader Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took the bench at the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to hear oral arguments for the first time since she announced she'd undergone surgery in December for cancer.

NBC /
Supreme Court staying out of 'Empire' copyright lawsuit

The Supreme Court will be staying out of the actor Clayton Prince Tanksley's 2016 copyright lawsuit against "Empire" writer-director Lee Daniels.

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