23 Alerts From the CIVIL Tag


NMA E-Newsletter#328: SCOTUS Ruling May Limit Use of Drug Dogs

The U.S. Supreme Court’s record on motorists’ rights has been a mixed bag lately, so we’re pleased with the court’s latest pro-motorist decision in Rodriguez v. U.S. In Rodriguez, handed down last week, the court ruled that police may not prolong a routine traffic stop to search for evidence of crimes unrelated to the purpose […]

NMA E-Newsletter #324: Court Innovations Will Create More Fergusons

Editor’s Note: Last week’s newsletter described the Court Innovations system, an online interface that lets ticket recipients plea bargain remotely without having to show up in court. Sounds convenient, but it really amounts to a way for the courts to discourage appeals and to expedite the payment process. A member from Michigan, where this system […]

NMA E-Newsletter #321: Radar Fails Under Scientific Scrutiny … Again

Most longtime NMA members understand the weaknesses of using radar to measure vehicle speeds. However, less experienced drivers and even the courts regard radar as foolproof. Nothing could be further from the truth, and we have fresh evidence that further erodes radar’s patina of infallibility. A member of the NMA Board recently attended a meeting […]

NMA E-Newsletter #318: Presenting a Call to Action for Motorists’ Rights

On February 6, 2015, NMA President Gary Biller spoke to approximately 100 members of the Lehigh Valley Tea Party (LVTP) at their monthly meeting in the Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton area of eastern Pennsylvania. The presentation is part of an outreach program to mobilize more people, needed now more than ever, to fight for drivers’ rights. While the […]

NMA E-Newsletter #311: The Business of Civil Forfeiture

It’s the highway hustle. The shakedown shuffle. It’s civil forfeiture, and it’s one of the most flagrant roadside abuses motorists face today. Using civil forfeiture laws, police can confiscate property, like cash and vehicles, from motorists if they suspect the property is tied to illegal activity. The police don’t actually have to prove such a […]

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