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Timbs v. Indiana One Year Later: The Future of Civil Asset Forfeiture
March 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
On Friday, March 6, 2020, the Alabama Law Review will host a Symposium on the future of “civil asset forfeiture,” a powerful and controversial tool used by law enforcement agencies to seize property allegedly involved in criminal activity. In its landmark 2019 opinion, Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court held that the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is an incorporated protection applicable to the states and may, as a result, regulate state civil asset forfeiture. This Symposium will feature three panel discussions with prominent law professors and practitioners and a keynote address from Mr. Wesley Hottot, the attorney who argued the Timbs case in front of the Supreme Court.