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Supreme Court strikes blow against states that raise revenue by hefty fines, forfeitures

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that states cannot impose excessive fees, fines and forfeitures as criminal penalties. The decision, which united the court’s conservatives and liberals, makes clear that the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against “excessive fines” applies to states and localities as well as the federal government.…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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