Archive for July 24th, 2017

Pillage People Plot to Increase Asset Seizures


Monday July 24th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:10am PST   •   0 Comments

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seeks a “new directive on asset forfeiture” and plans new policies to “increase forfeitures.” The target is supposedly big-time criminal organizations but all citizens have good cause to be wary. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas notes, the issue is “whether modern civil-forfeiture statutes can be squared with...
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Illinois Kicks the Can Down the Road


Monday July 24th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:17am PST   •   0 Comments

Illinois has kicked the can down the road for the state’s debts and liabilities. Last week, Moody’s credit rating service announced that it would sustain its current rating for the state of Illinois at Baa3, one level above “junk” status, making Moody’s the third of three major credit rating agencies to not take the...
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