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 testifies before legislative committee on forfeiture reform

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Professor Pimentel testified before the Idaho House Committee on Judiciary, Rules and Administration in favor of House Bill 202, which would reform civil asset forfeiture procedure in the state of Idaho. Specifically, the law imposes a number of limitations on law enforcement, to ensure that property owners are not too […]