Amicus Briefs

The Institute for Justice litigates civil forfeiture cases nationwide, in order to combat the use of the civil forfeiture laws to seize property without respect for due process of law. As part of our initiative, IJ has filed several friend of the court briefs in support of property owners who fighting against forfeiture.

U.S. Supreme Court

United States v. James Daniel Good Real Property, 510 U.S. 43 (1993)

Bennis v. Michigan, 516 U.S. 442 (1996)

Alvarez v. Smith, 555 U.S. 87 (2009)

Florida v. Harris 133 S.Ct. 1050 (2013)

Kaley v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 1090 (2014)

Henderson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1780 (2015)

U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit

United States v. Batato (2015)

United States v. Bednar (2015)

Minnesota Supreme Court

Daniel Garcia-Mendoza v. 2003 Chevy Tahoe (2014)

Megan Ashley Olson v. One 1999 Lexus (2018)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Commonwealth v. Young (2016)