25 Alerts From the DUE PROCESS Tag


Criminal Traffic Court is the Best Option: NMA E-Newsletter #450

Whose side are we on anyway? The NMA objects when cities lower the traffic court bar, downgrading routine moving violations from criminal to civil offenses while also issuing lesser fines and eliminating points against defendant driving records. Again, why would we do that? To answer those questions, look no further than the example of jurisprudence […]

Civil Asset Forfeiture takes a Turn: NMA E-Newsletter #449

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul recently wrote an editorial on civil asset forfeiture (CAF) and his opening paragraph says it all. “Innocent until proven guilty” is the bedrock of America jurisprudence. Civil asset forfeiture, a legal process in which government confiscates your property without a guilty verdict, turns that justice on its head. In mid-July, U.S. […]

The Whisper War: NMA E-Newsletter #448

By James J. Baxter, NMA President Emeritus Editor’s Note: We’re going to play a little game: Can you guess when Jim wrote this newsletter with its references to government entities increasing ticket penalties, the ramping up of enforcement campaigns, and pronouncements of motorized traffic being responsible for all that is wrong in the world? It […]

The Tale of Two Cities on Police Reform: NMA E-Newsletter #441

Generally the time when most of us encounter the police is during a traffic stop, which can be one of the most stressful times for both the motorist and an officer in blue. In recent years, law enforcement has been under fire due to escalation during traffic stops and other public encounters. Many cities across […]

How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons Part 2 Readers Comments: NMA E-Newsletter #430

The National Motorists Association received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE.  Sadly, what you write rings true. My old home town, Cambridge, NY, has for years supported an aggressive policing for profit operation on NY route 22. They have a […]