Statement from Vikrant Reddy in Response to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Excessive Fines

“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling for Timbs v. Indiana makes clear that excessive fines –including civil asset forfeiture–are an affront to the Constitution. Civil asset forfeiture violates individual civil liberties and creates perverse incentives for law enforcement, turning them into revenue collectors. Ideally, states should end civil asset forfeiture and restore due process protections to their citizens.”

 

The Charles Koch Institute supports criminal justice reforms that improve communication between police and citizens and that reduce recidivism by removing barriers to opportunity. Find out more below:

NEW SURVEY: With Increased Understanding of Current Practices, Americans Support Reforms to Pretrial and Money Bail Systems

NEW SURVEY: Managers, Employees, and HR Professionals are Willing and Open to Hiring and Working Alongside Individuals with a Criminal Record

06-30-2020 10:40am

Supreme Court strikes a blow against free speech in Soros case, Charles Koch Institute fellow says

"At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that every person should decide for themselves what they want to say, or whether they want to say anything at all."

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06-18-2020 12:12pm

Conversations about race, equality, and the American experience

Organizations such as Braver Angels offer a path forward—driving a movement that seeks to create a space for dialogue to help us better understand each other and learn from each other. In a time where we’re having important conversations about race, equality, and the American experience, hearing each other’s voices is incredibly important.

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06-17-2020 10:15am

Lessons from Tiananmen Square for American Protesters

While Beijing pushed for measures to prevent protests, vigils, and other speech around the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Americans across the country started raising their voices to speak out against long entrenched injustices. Charles Koch Institute Director of Free Expression Sarah Ruger spoke to this essential component of progress in a recent commentary in Real Clear World.

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