(Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.)
Last week on the podcast: sex-offender restrictions, Stingrays, and a Speedy Trial Act violation.
It’s been nearly two years since IJ asked the IRS and the CBP to turn over public records on the feds’ use of forfeiture. Neither agency has complied. Indeed, the CBP rejected the request outright, and the IRS demanded over $750,000 in fees. (By comparison, the DOJ turned over its forfeiture database in just three months — and without charge — after redacting sensitive information. Click here for our analysis of that data.) This month, IJ sued both agencies for violating the Freedom of Information Act. Read more about the suit here.