7 Alerts From the CAF Tag


A Voice Vote in Congress Moves Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Forward

Thank you to all who took action after receiving our initial alert last week about the Walberg Amendment which is designed to limit run-arounds of state civil asset forfeiture laws by local enforcement agencies. The U.S. House took a voice vote shortly after the oos alert was sent and, well, we’ll leave it to TheNewspaper.com […]

oos Report on Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Activity in U.S. Congress

Dear oos Members, In late April, U.S. Representative Tim Walberg of Michigan introduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration (FAIR) Act of 2019. The proposed legislation, which would institute much of the reform for which the oos has been lobbying, has strong bipartisan support. The FAIR Act will hold the government to a much higher standard of “clear […]

Missouri Members: Help rescue House Bill 444, Asset Forfeiture legislation, from State Rules Committee limbo

Dear Missouri oos Member, Two key issues that the oos is focusing on at the federal level are 1) prohibiting federal funding of state traffic enforcement campaigns based on ticket quotas, and 2) urgently needed reform of civil asset forfeiture (CAF) laws. Regarding the latter, motorists have become prime targets of property seizures by state […]

An Eye on Recent Motorist Rights Court Cases, Part 1: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #529

Motorist rights cases have made news and even history recently. There have been so many as of late, we are dedicating two separate newsletters to provide some insight on the legal rulings that are affecting drivers around the country. This week’s newsletter focuses on recent rulings and pending US Supreme Court and federal court cases. […]

Down the Rabbit Hole with Civil Asset Forfeiture: oos E-Newsletter #494

As one of the oos’s current national issues, Civil Asset Forfeiture or CAF is a program that allows the government at all levels to confiscate cash, cars and even homes from people who are suspected of criminal activity. Even if you are ruled innocent, your property is not necessarily returned; a trip to civil court […]

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