College of Law Accomplishments

Professor David Pimentel publishes on Forfeitures and the Eighth Amendment

Professor Pimentel’s new article is out in the Summer 2017 issue of the Harvard Law and Policy Review. In it, he sets forth a proposed Eighth Amendment analysis, for when government seizures of property, under forfeiture laws, run afoul of the “Excessive Fines” clause in the Constitution. Eighth Amendment jurisprudence usually focuses on the “Cruel […]

Professor David Pimentel quoted on forfeiture reform

Professor Pimentel, who has written several articles advocating reform of civil forfeiture laws, was quoted in a Huffington Post article yesterday (“More Than A Dozen States Are Trying To Stop Cops From Taking Innocent People’s Stuff“) discussing state-level reform reform initiatives. A number of states, as well as the federal government, have made attempts at forfeiture reform, […]