U.S. House Approves Walberg, Raskin Amendment to Curb Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously approved a bipartisan amendment offered by Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) that reins in the federal government’s power to seize private property without due process. The amendment prohibits funding for the Department of Justice to continue a practice known as adoptive seizures, a loophole that local law enforcement can use to circumvent state forfeiture laws…