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  • July 15, 2020    |   Private Property

    South Carolina Civil Forfeiture

    Case asks court to end “policing for profit” and restore South Carolinians’ expectation that they are innocent until proven guilty

    Civil forfeiture is one of the biggest threats to property rights in South Carolina. It allows law enforcement to take cash, cars, homes and other property from South Carolinians without so much as charging —let alone convicting—the owner with a crime and then profit from the proceeds. Now, the Institute for Justice (IJ)—a nonprofit, public interest…

  • June 30, 2020    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    California End-of-Life Doulas

    State Funeral Bureau opposes resurgence of a meaningful American tradition

    Retirees Akhila Murphy and Donna Peizer are end-of-life doulas in rural California who help families plan and hold home funerals. An end-of-life doula assists in the last stage of life and transition to death. A doula may play the following roles: helping plan for the end of a person’s life; being present in the days…

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