Article by Nick Wing, published at Huffington Post
U.S. House lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a trio of bipartisan measures meant to rein in civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows police to confiscate property from individuals without ever convicting them of a crime, and often without even charging them ....
.... The three measures are attached to a larger spending bill that is expected to be approved later this week, which would send the package to the Senate.
Although there’s little substantive difference between the amendments, the effort brought together lawmakers from across the ideological spectrum. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), a libertarian-leaning Republican and regular critic of civil forfeiture, drafted one of the proposals.
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