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  • September 13, 2017    |   Private Property

    Eagle Pass Civil Forfeiture

    Federal Agents Seized A Man’s Truck Over Five Forgotten Bullets. They Said He was Transporting “Munitions of War.” Now, After Having to Wait Two Years, He Is Suing To Get Back His Truck.

    Customs and Border Protection seized Gerardo Serrano’s truck—and held it over twenty-three months—because it claimed that five bullets made him an international arms smuggler.

  • August 23, 2017    |   First Amendment

    North Carolina Makeup Schools

    License to Teach: North Carolina Forces Makeup Artists to Teach Unrelated Skills or Face Thousands in Fines

    Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani is a North Carolina-based professional makeup artist who wants to open up a school to teach others how to apply makeup like her. But there is a catch. The state will only give Jasna a license to open her school if she agrees to turn it into a full-fledged esthetics school, forcing her…

  • July 31, 2017    |   Private Property

    Chad Jarreau is a dirt farmer; dirt farming is literally the manufacture of dirt. For more than 10 years, Jarreau would dig and drain pits of dirt on land he owns in Cutoff, Louisiana, then churn the dirt to create fine-grained sandy dirt useful in construction projects. But in 2011, the South Lafourche Levee District,…

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