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ACU Leads Center-Right Coalition Urging Congress to Limit Asset Forfeiture

The American Conservative Union led a coalition of seven reform minded groups in asking House Leaders for a vote on an Asset Forfeiture amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriation bill:

Re: Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendments to CJS Appropriations


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Major Conservative Groups Call For Reform of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws


Aside from Questions of Fairness, Forfeiture Undermines the Public’s Confidence in Law Enforcement


Washington, D.C. – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), in collaboration with six other center-right groups sent a letter to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees calling for legislation to reform federal civil asset forfeiture. The letter was sent in response to Attorney-General Sessions’ new asset forfeiture policy directives. 

Letter to the Judiciary Committee: Time for Action on Civil Asset Forfeiture

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 Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Chairman Grassley:


We write to ask you to pass legislation reforming federal civil asset forfeiture. As it is currently practiced, civil asset forfeiture is an affront to private property rights as well as fundamental rights to due process. As such, current law encourages violations of property rights and the principles of federalism and it is Congress’s sole responsibility to secure them both.