For John, BLUF: Excessive fines are abusive. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Supreme Court Will Hear Case on the Excessive Fines Clause that Could End Up Curbing Asset Forfeiture Abuse
Here is the sub-headline:
The case will decide whether the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment applies to the states. If so, it will also have to address how much it restricts asset forfeiture.
From The Volokh Conspiracy, at Reason Magazine, by Lawyer Ilya Somin, 19 June 2018.
This is one of those obscure items that lawyers and those interested in the Constitution like to wrestle with.
I am with Lawyer Somin on this.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff