“Federal asset forfeiture continues to skyrocket under Obama”

by Walter Olson on August 5, 2012

No mercy to errant vehicles, bank accounts, pharmacy shelves or medical marijuana dispensaries: “The Justice Department’s asset forfeiture fund under President Obama is the largest it’s ever been, having grown from $500 million in 2003, to $1.8 billion in 2011, according to a new report from the GAO.” [Mike Riggs, Reason]

P.S.: Scott Greenfield on rational forfeiture in Chicago.