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A critical Supreme Court victory for property rights

Editors, Washington Examiner

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement can no longer make grossly disproportionate seizures of property, even from people who owe money after being convicted of crimes. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will have further opportunities to rule in this matter, putting even tighter limits on the practice of civil forfeiture. But for the time being, Americans can breathe easier. State and local law enforcement will be loath to let another case reach the justices, because they know they are likely to lose.