GianCarlo Canaparo on the Dirty Attacks on Judge Barrett, September 29th, 2020
Montana Talks with Aaron Flint
The proverbial knives are already out for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation spoke with Aaron about the low attacks on the federal judge, including using her two adopted children from Haiti.
Restoring Justice for All in America’s Criminal Justice System Guest: GianCarlo Canaparo Legal Fellow with the Meese Center at the Heritage instituteUnfortunately, despite its commitment to criminal justice reform, the Trump administration has not embraced reform of civil asset forfeiture. Civil forfeiture—the law enforcement tool that authorizes the seizure of property or currency suspected of being either criminal proceeds or instrumentalities—has been broadly criticized for its perverse financial incentives, insufficient protection of due process, and notable abuses. To date, 32 states have reformed or abolished the practice, but Congress has yet to act, and early in the Trump administration, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinstated a highly controversial civil forfeiture practice known as “adoptive forfeitures,” which has been widely criticized for undercutting those state reforms by financially encouraging state and local agencies to circumvent protective state laws.