April 2019, Volume 28, Issue 2

VICTORY: IJ Wins Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Decision

By Wesley Hottot In a historic decision that will have a lasting impact for liberty, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9–0 in IJ’s favor that the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause applies to state and local authorities. In Timbs v. Indiana, the Court deemed “overwhelming” IJ’s evidence that legal protections against excessive fines and forfeitures…

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