House tries to force DOJ's hand on asset forfeiture

The House of Representatives has agreed to several measures pushing back on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' expansion of the Justice Department's role in law enforcement seizure of US citizens' property and cash without proof of guilt.

On Tuesday, the House passed four amendments via voice vote which would limit the Justice Department from using funds toward facilitating asset forfeiture.

Then-Attorney General Eric Holder curtailed the Justice Department's involvement in the heavily criticized...


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