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David Weigel: Don't steal — the government hates competition

PHILADELPHIA — The most notorious courtroom in America is surprisingly small and bright, and noisier than the multiple “silence” signs might suggest. Every weekday morning, people who have had property seized by the city show up to Courtroom 478 in city hall; they find chairs and wait for their names or their addresses to be called. 1,719 more words

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Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes

Part of an e-mail I received from the Institute for Justice (IJ):

There’s been tremendous activity over the past few weeks in our campaign to end civil forfeiture, so I want to give you a report.

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Your Drug War Outrage Of The Day

If procedures allow city officials to seize the property of law-abiding people because of a $40.00 drug deal done on that property by someone else, I’d say the procedures in place are pretty damn evil: 179 more words

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Another court battle: Taxi owners not happy cap has been lifted

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The cap has been lifted, and now, Milwaukee taxi owners are suing.

On July 22nd, the Milwaukee Common Council voted unanimously to completely lift the cap on the number of taxi cabs that are allowed to operate in the city of Milwaukee. 453 more words