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.
IJ’s amicus briefs may provide us with opportunities to present courts with legal arguments we have spent decades honing, or they may inform judges that the issue before them has broader consequences than they might otherwise have realized, as illustrated by IJ’s experience or strategic research in a particular area.
Amicus Briefs Filed By 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)
United States v. Batato (2015)
United States v. Bednar (2015)
Commonwealth v. Young (2016)