Time for Congress to Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture

Arizona’s House of Representatives voted for House Bill 2810 last month by an overwhelming 57–2 margin. The legislation would reform and improve upon the state’s civil asset-forfeiture regime, and it now awaits judgment in the state Senate, where a version of it was already unanimously approved last year.

Whereas Democrats in Congress are determined to push a faulty, polarizing police-reform bill that would render American streets less safe and turn the idea of equal justice under the law on its head, Arizona’s lawmakers have shown that the two parties can come together to address real problems in the criminal-justice system.