Whether this should be the law whether, in the absence of a judicial finding of guilt, the state should be able to take possession of your property has been debated since before American independence. In the Colonial period, the English Crown issued writs of assistance that permitted customs officials to enter homes or vessels and seize whatever they deemed contraband. As the legal scholars Eric Blumenson and Eva Nilsen have noted, these writs were among the key grievances that triggered the American Revolution. The new nations Bill of Rights would expressly forbid unreasonable searches and seizures and promise that no one would be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process. Nonetheless, Congress soon authorized the use of civil forfeiture actions against pirates and smugglers. It was easier to prosecute a vessel and seize its cargo than to try to prosecute its owner, who might be an ocean away. In the ensuing decades, the practice fell into disuse and, aside from a few brief revivals, remained mostly dormant for the next two centuries.

Forfeiture in its modern form began with federal statutes enacted in the nineteen-seventies and aimed not at waitresses and janitors but at organized crime bosses and drug lords. Lawenforcement officers were empowered to seize money and goods tied to the production of illegal drugs. Later amendments allowed the seizure of anything thought to have been purchased with tainted funds, whether or not it was connected to the commission of a crime. Even then, forfeiture remained an infrequent resort until 1984, when Congress passed the Comprehensive Crime Control Act. It established a special fond that turned over proceeds from forfeitures to

Continue reading Whether this should be the law whether, in the absence of a judicial finding of guilt, the state should be able to take possession of your property has been debated since before American independence. In the Colonial period, the English Crown issued writs of assistance that permitted customs officials to enter homes or vessels and seize whatever they deemed contraband. As the legal scholars Eric Blumenson and Eva Nilsen have noted, these writs were among the key grievances that triggered the American Revolution. The new nations Bill of Rights would expressly forbid unreasonable searches and seizures and promise that no one would be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process. Nonetheless, Congress soon authorized the use of civil forfeiture actions against pirates and smugglers. It was easier to prosecute a vessel and seize its cargo than to try to prosecute its owner, who might be an ocean away. In the ensuing decades, the practice fell into disuse and, aside from a few brief revivals, remained mostly dormant for the next two centuries.

Bush on Belarus, Captive Nations Week

The U.S. president said his administration did Defenders Fund Human Rights, which will provide financial assistance for the "legal protection and medical assistance dissident Democrats who have been arrested or beaten by repressive governments." In addition, the South American president said that U.S. doubled funding for democracy projects Worldwide."The expansion of freedom is the moral duty. U.S. shoulder to shoulder cooperating with the new democracies in Liberia, Mauritania, Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan — singled out George Bush. — Amerikosy believe that the flame of freedom burns in every human heart, and that the flame can not be extinguished by governments,

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Media: The source of military aid to Egypt instead of the U.S. is Russia

Outside Egypt is experiencing severe policy configuration. Most populous Arab world government changes its orientation, seeking friendship with Russia. Israeli television reported that after a huge part of America froze military aid to Egypt, the government of this country relies on the help of the Russians. Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Nabil Fahmy said earlier that the case with America «entered a period of problems and issues,» and that Egypt must «find other sources» weapons and military aid. Israeli TV version, «other» Our homeland is assumed, with which Egypt wants to make a big deal to buy guns,

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Media: The source of military aid to Egypt instead of the U.S. is Russia

Outside Egypt is experiencing severe policy configuration. Most populous Arab world government changes its orientation, seeking friendship with Russia. Israeli television reported that after a huge part of America froze military aid to Egypt, the government of this country relies on the help of the Russians. Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Nabil Fahmy said earlier that the case with America «entered a period of problems and issues,» and that Egypt must «find other sources» weapons and military aid. Israeli TV version, «other» Our homeland is assumed, with which Egypt wants to make a big deal to buy guns,

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Wizards in Belarus will not work

Namely, in the 2nd reading amendments to the Law on Advertising — a ban on advertising works and services hypnotists, psychics, fortune-tellers, astronomers, magicians and others who declare themselves or believe themselves capable foreshadow actions affect people, the spiritual by use of the supernatural world of possibilities.Also brand new edition of the law prohibits advertising of mental health care, not counting those where such assistance is provided by municipalities, municipal organizations, other organizations also donated on legitimate grounds.Amendments also prohibited advertising services sexy character, in including hidden — under the guise of mental health care, communication, relyaksatsyi, massage, pleasant pastime.

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To call an ambulance A.Atroshchankava

"Yesterday, June 12, he became ill with heart, to him called an ambulance and taken to the survey in two urban clinic. Now Alexander better transmit to all relatives and friends hello" — said Vera Stramkouskaya. Lawyer sent to the Minsk City tribunal against the verdict, which was handed to Alexander Atroshchenkovym. Recall activist was sentenced to 15 days in jail for contempt of court, which he Tipo shown during the trial of 14 participants of the meeting business. Own guilt Ales Atroschankau not guilty.

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In pictures: Ship Rescue Karev returned from sea trials

Head multifunction rescue vessel "Rescue Karev" (building number 701) with a capacity of 4 MW project MPSV07, built by JSC «Nevsky Shipyard» (LLC «Nevsky Shipyard"), has returned to the sea trials. The press service of the Marine Engineering Bureau, which is the designer of the series.

 

During the period from September 15, the vessel has been more than 1,400 miles on the Lake Ladoga and conducted numerous tests of systems and specific equipment (diving, fire fighting, oil spill, boats, etc.).

Overall length of the vessel — about 73 m, width — about

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Closed meeting of the House at the request of Venezuela

Possibility of such care now open a discussion in closed session House of Representatives. Disk imaging on the 1st of Chamber of Deputies, who asked not to call his name, some emergency information during a discussion followed. "This has already had read earlier," — said the deputy. To the question, why then handy closed meeting, the deputy said: "It was manufactured at the request of the Venezuelan side. " As a result deputies ratified an agreement between Belarus and Venezuela on assistance in the development of defense systems

On municipal aid large family can not live

In 30 countries Mothers day note the middle of May. In the former Russian republics traditionally congratulate mothers in most cases, on March 8. Why Belarus moms day timed to Cope? Etnakulturolyag Antonina Hotenko expressed such a world:"We usually do not own very aware and remember, and confess. And if prazdnichek invented and tied … Well, Veil, of course, know. But it is so ambiguous on semantics. C one side, is completely pagan custom — land cover zakryvanne for winter sleep, to perish. On the other hand, there is already linked purely Christian tradition, over the highest, more soulful …

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Mogilev district reduced assistance to large families

Deputies clarifies its ruling that increased municipal aid that exceeds the amount of aid to the city budget.The City Council has reduced real assistance to large families — but decided to help every ten thousandth child that is born in Mogilev. Family in which such child is born, receive 1000 baselines — at the moment is 31 million rubles.Resolution of the City Council pass the examination while in Department of Justice Executive Committee and has not yet entered into force.Mogilev Regional Executive Committee to the Resolution of the City Council are critical."I can only explain it — that means no.

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