The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000

By Steven L. Kessler On April 25, 2000, President Clinton signed into law The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (HR 1658), Pub. L. No. 106-185, 106th Cong. (2000), changing the face of federal civil forfeiture for the first time since the First Continental Congress.  The Act is a major step toward reforming the federal forfeiture system and applies to all forfeiture proceedings […]