Government overreach in the forfeiture field has now attracted the attention of the New York Times. If anything, forfeitures based on foreign cultural patrimony laws that effectively declare anything "old" "state property" are possibly subject to even more abuse, particularly where the needs of "public diplomacy" or "cooperation with foreign law enforcement" are allowed to take precedence over concepts of fairness and due process.
So, when will the New York Times and other mainstream media take notice?
Monday, November 10, 2014
Civil Forfeiture Under Fire
Posted by Cultural Property Observer at 9:40 AM
Labels: forfeiture, US Customs
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