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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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