SCOTUS: Monetary Penalties without Conviction Violate Due Process, Presumption of Innocence

[The State] may not presume a person, adjudged guilty of no crime, nonetheless guilty enough for monetary exactions.

—Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Nelson v. Colorado, 2017

While this case deal with exonerees’ rights, I hope we’ll see this cited soon in the fight against civil asset forfeiture.


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