I don’t think it’s okay. I am predicting what the Court may do.

Author: Frank L (32899 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)
Posted at 7:54 am on Feb 4, 2019

But you may want to read up on the subject. The claim is that the forfeiture constitutes an excessive fine under the 8th Amendment. Also, the DP afforded varies from state to state. Of course you know more about it though.

Commensurate with the crime is the major issue. You have people losing significant property that they need like vehicles and houses for relatively minor crimes. That is excessive. On the other hand, forfeiture of millions from el chaps obviously derived from his illegal business is not excessive.


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