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Why do we sue? To assert a fundamental right

“The dynamic of our constitutional system is that individuals need not await legislative action before asserting a fundamental right. The Nation’s courts are open to injured individuals who come to them to vindicate their own direct, personal stake in our … Continue reading

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“John Oliver on Civil Forfeiture”: a primer on municipal crime

I’m always grateful to Kevin Underhill, Lowering the Bar maestro, for anything he posts.  I’m especially grateful today because he gives us a long, brilliant and incomparably hilarious video from John Oliver’s TV show, in which Oliver declaims sardonically on … Continue reading

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