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Federal Court Allows ACLU Lawsuit Challenging Civil Asset Forfeiture to Proceed

A Win in the Fight Against Policing for Profit

PHOENIX --(ENEWSPF)--August 21, 2017.  On Friday, a federal court ruled that a far-reaching lawsuit challenging the profit motive at the core of Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture law can move forward because the plaintiff has properly asserted that policing for profit violates her constitutional rights.

The ACLU, the ACLU of Arizona, and the law firm Perkins Coie filed the case against the Pinal County Sheriff, the Pinal County Attorney, and other Pinal County officials for their enforcement of Arizona’s civil asset forfeiture laws.

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