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This week, IJ's own Rob Frommer told the South Carolina Supreme Court that the state's civil forfeiture law is unconstitutional: when property is seized (often without charging anyone with a crime), the law gives owners no way to get it back for months or years and forces them to prove their own innocence. It also gives law enforcement at least 95% of everything they seize and forfeit. According to The Post and Courier, the justices seemed to agree that's a big problem.
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Elizabeth Nolan Brown | 1.15.2021 9:30 AM
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