The Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of excessive fines imposed by the Constitution limited the power of the state in civil matters …



On Wednesday, the Supreme Court voted unanimously that the prohibition of excessive fines set out in the Constitution applies to states and local governments. Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the court's opinion in favor of the Tyson Times of Indiana. Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, joins CBSN to discuss the impact of this decision on future civil forfeiture cases.


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