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Supreme Court backs limits on ‘excessive fines’

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 01:40

In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on ''excess fines'' applies to states as well as the federal government.

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In a decision that may curb the rise of financial penalties and property seizures in the U.S. criminal justice system, the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the first time ruled that the U.S. Constitution's ban on "excess fines" applies to states as well as the federal government.

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Supreme Court backs limits on ‘excessive fines’

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 01:40