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

09-10-2019 04:37pm

Statement from Will Ruger on John Bolton’s White House Departure

William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, on news that national security advisor John Bolton has left the White House.

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09-05-2019 12:06pm

Statement from Will Ruger in Response to Reports of a Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, on reports of an agreement to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

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08-02-2019 01:40pm

Statement from Will Ruger in Response to Reports of an Initial U.S. Peace Deal with the Taliban

William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, on reports that the U.S. has reached an initial peace deal with the Taliban that would include a drawdown of 6,000 troops.

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