Bloomberg Law
Nov. 21, 2018, 2:52 PM

Business, Progressives Unite at Supreme Court Against Big Fines

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

Business interest groups and social progressives aren’t known for seeing eye to eye. But their opposition to what they consider to be Indiana’s heavy handed asset forfeiture practice has brought them together at the U.S. Supreme Court.

The ACLU, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and more than a dozen other groups are siding with Tyson Timbs, whose 2012 Land Rover was seized by the state in a civil action following his conviction on drug charges.

They stressed in briefs ahead of oral arguments in Timbs v. Indiana set for Nov. 28 that the forfeiture of his $40,000 SUV ...

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