..."The Indiana Solicitor General was arguing in favor of civil asset forfeiture when Justice Stephen Breyer asked him a hypothetical.
Breyer asked, if a state needs revenue, could it force someone to forfeit their Bugatti, Mercedes, or Ferrari for speeding? Even if they were going just 5 miles per hour over the speed limit?
And the utterly appalling answer from the Indiana Solicitor General was, yes.
That’s right... the official government position is that they can steal any amount of your property in “connection” with any crime whatsoever, no matter how trivial the crime may be… even exceeding the speed limit by 5 miles per hour."
I'm thinking an American citizen will definitely want to follow this case.
If Tyson Timbs loses there will have to be an uprising because you no longer own anything if the gov't can come and take it easily for any kind of crime!
Will this apply to a corporation that commits a crime and what kind of crime? ...or just ordinary folks with few resources to fight back?
This could be one of those situations in which plans are made but no one has an understanding of how things will turn out.