SCOTUS Decision Boosts Criminal Justice Reform

Ariana Rosas
Feb 25, 2019 - 5:00

*The Breakdown is The North Star’s daily analysis of an essential news story designed to provide historical context, go beyond the popular headlines, and offer a glimpse of where this story may be going next.


Key Facts: On February 20, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled that states and local governments cannot seize property or impose excessive fines through civil asset forfeiture. The practice allowed state and local law enforcement to take possessions such as cash, cars, real...

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2 Replies to “SCOTUS Decision Boosts Criminal Justice Reform”

  1. I love the structure of this article. The contemporary occurrence with context and undertones is such a great way to deliver a story like this. Thank you!
    Did Timbs get his truck back?

  2. I agree with Adam. The sub-headlines “Historical Context”, “Beneath the Surface”, and “What’s Next” are great. The breakdowns are consistent throughout all of your articles, make them easy to read on the go, and can scale up to make large articles as easily digestible. I haven’t seen articles broken up like this before, and am really loving it.

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