- n. Plural form of forfeiture.
“The forfeitures are the first time regulators have successfully employed corporate governance rules put in place after the collapse of Enron that force executives to disgorge ill-gotten gains," the Times adds.”
“While courts have maintained the government's right to take property involved in crimes, police seizures -- also known as forfeitures -- are a growing source of friction in Michigan, especially as law enforcement agencies struggle to balance budgets.”
“Legally known as forfeitures, police seizure of property is permitted under state and federal laws.”
“Thus, the equitable sharing loophole provides a way for state and local law enforcement to profit from forfeitures that they may not be able to under statelaw.”
“This incentive has led to concern that civil forfeiture encourages policing for profit, as agencies pursue forfeitures to boost their budgets at the expense of other policing priorities.”
“Question: In states which allow voter referendums, ballot initiatives, etc., has anyone tried getting a measure on the ballot banning the use of civil forfeitures/changing the burden of proof/etc.?”
“In most states and under federal law, law enforcement can keep some or all of the proceeds from civil forfeitures.”
“Justice Story justified these forfeitures "from the necessity of the case, as the only adequate means of suppressing the offense or wrong, or insuring an indemnity to the injured party.”
“The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the forfeiture of an innocent owner's property in 1993 under then-current federal law and since that time forfeitures have skyrocketed at both the federal and state level.”
“There are thousands of houses where the taxes are a couple of dollars a year (so no tax forfeitures) and are not immediately about the fall down.”
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