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[–] CeepsNo 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

Good, I hope other states follow

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[–] FriedFood100 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Nebraska Just Abolished Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property

I thought The Constitution did that?

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[–] Fagtardicus 1 points 32 points (+33|-1) ago  (edited ago)

"what are you, some kind of constitutionalist crazy guy?"

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[–] FriedFood100 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Guilty.

In all seriousness anybody that says something like that should never be allowed to work for the government in any capacity.

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[–] heili 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Your money doesn't have Fifth Amendment protections.

Seriously, that's what they argue.

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[–] cyks 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Nebraska just abolished legalized robbery by organized criminals.

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[–] vince_te_ipsum 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

hallefuckinglujah

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[–] novictim 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Finally. What an insane policy.

This should be a federal issue and the principle of innocent until proven guilty is so basic that it MUST be applied regardless of individual state policies.

And we should add to that the idiotic notion that one can lose their voting rights by being convicted. Think about the obvious conflict of interest in that position.

This contradiction -that the State can take your political rights away by convicting you for the laws that it creates- is pure Kafka.

Good on you for the down voat...but why not let me know what your down voat was based on? There are three issues here: Forfeiture, States' rights, and Political Disfranchisement. Choose your poison.

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[–] geovoat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You have been convicted of breaking the kings illegal law to not oppose the king.

You now lose your right to vote against the king!

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[–] novictim 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"It's good to be King. Pull!"

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Sooooo... what the constitution says?

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[–] Konstamokh 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Don't you have a constitutional court in the US? Just curious.

Here in Germany as soon as they pass a law that goes against the constitution, it gets abolished. Why is that not happening in this case?

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[–] daskapitalist 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In the USA, someone has to show that they were harmed by the law in order to challenge it in court (no hypotheticals), then that person needs the time, money, and willpower to fight it for years to get it to the SCOTUS to watch the sitting judges vote based on their political ideology, regardless of the US Constitution.

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[–] geovoat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Here in Germany as soon as they pass a law that goes against the constitution, it gets abolished. Why is that not happening in this case?

Tell us more about this process.

In the USA it takes a long drawn out challenge

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[–] Donbuster 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's basically what the supreme court does, but in order to get a case there, someone has to be directly and specifically hurt by the law, challenge it in a lower court, and elevate it one step at a time to the SCOTUS, which takes several years, and likely close to a million in legal fees.

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

patriot act overrules the constitution

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[–] lexsird 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

I drove through Nebraska from Why Ohming to I Owe A, there's nothing there to steal, be you cop or crook, hence it's easy to be cavalier about not stealing people's things.

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[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

civil forfeiture without a conviction by a trial by jury is just legalized theft.good for nebraskans

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