Title: Libertarianism and resistance to civil asset forfeiture to the state

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLAP.2012.047407

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 *

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