"NYS Court of Appeals Limits Free-Rein Forfeiture" - Property Rights Foundation of America, Winter 2004
Ruling against Nassau County on November 24, 2003, the highest
state court prohibited asset forfeiture without standards and
required a prompt post-seizure hearing.
- "Property rights
group raises concern about occupancy tax law" - by Mike
Mender (Post Star, Glens Falls, N.Y., January 16, 2004
- Reprinted by permission of the Post Star)
Carol LaGrasse, president of Property Rights Foundation of
America, said, "The thing we're most concerned
about is the aspect of forfeiture." She said that
Warren County's law would allow the county treasurer to
go after someone's property if the county felt that there
was a prospective bankruptcy.
- "Government, the New
Leviathan" - James Bovard, Author, Public Policy Analyst,
from Proceedings of the Second Annual N.Y. Conference on Private
Property Rights (Property Rights Foundation of America, 1996)
One of the most radical changes in American's lives
in recent years is the proliferation of asset forfeiture laws.
Federal agents have confiscated over $5 billion in cash, cars,
homes, boats and other property from citizens in the last 10
years - in most cases, with no proof of criminal wrongdoing by