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Supreme Court Limits Civil Asset Forfeiture as Excessive State Fines

Supreme Court Limits Civil Asset Forfeiture as Excessive State Fines

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to all fifty states. The unanimous decision, written by Justice Ginsburg, prohibits states from using excessive fines as a means of raising revenue. Timbs v. Indiana began in Indiana in 2015 when Tyson Timbs was charged with selling heroin to undercover officers in Indiana. Timbs plead guilty and the trial c (more…)

  • Jason Cheung

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