Authors: Eric Engle
Addresses: Humboldt University Law Faculty, Spandauer Str. 1, Berlin 10785, Germany
Abstract: This article describes the procedural rules regarding civil asset forfeiture of private property to the state. It argues that domestic civil asset forfeiture to the state is a violation of citizens' constitutional right to property and examines the problem of asset forfeiture from a libertarian perspective.
Keywords: libertarian perspectives; libertarianism; resistance; civil assets; asset forfeiture; state powers; procedural rules; private property; violations; citizens; constitutional rights; crime; corruption; constitutions; due process; equal protection; civil rights; English law; England; UK; United Kingdom; common law; USA; United States; public law; public policy.
International Journal of Public Law and Policy, 2012 Vol.2 No.3, pp.287 - 298
Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021
Published online: 26 Apr 2012 *