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Thursday, July 20 • 4:20pm - 5:10pm
Kanya Bennett, Dr. Dick Carpenter, Russ Caswell, Bill Piper; Scott Bullock (mod) - Challenging Civil Forfeiture: Why We Need To End Policing for Profit (Institute for Justice)

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Moderators
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Scott Bullock

President, Institute for Justice
Scott Bullock joined the Institute for Justice at its founding in 1991. In January 2016, he became its second President and General Counsel. Before becoming president, he served as a senior attorney and litigated a wide variety of constitutional challenges in federal and state courts. In the property rights area, Bullock was involved in many cases challenging the use of eminent domain for private development. He argued the historic case, Kelo v. City of New London, one of the most controversial and widely discussed U.S. Supreme Court decisions in decades. Bullock also founded and directed the... Read More →

Speakers
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Kanya Bennett

Legislative Counsel, ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office
Kanya Bennett serves as a Legislative Counsel in the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. In this capacity, Kanya advances criminal justice reform at the federal level. Prior to joining the ACLU, Kanya spent over three years at the American Constitution Society for Law and Polic... Read More →
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Dick Carpenter

Director of Strategic Research, Institute for Justice
Dr. Dick Carpenter serves as a director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice. He works with IJ staff and attorneys to define, implement and manage social science research related to the Institute’s mission. As an experienced researcher, Carpenter has presented and published on a variety of topics ranging from educational policy to the dynamics of presidential elections. His work has appeared in academic journals, such... Read More →
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Russ Caswell

Former Owner, Motel Caswell
Russ Caswell is the former owner of the Motel Caswell in Tewksbury, Mass., a property that had been in the Caswell family since the 1950s. In 2009, Russ, who bought the hotel from his father in 1984, and his wife, Pat, found themselves the latest victims of civil forfeiture when the federal government attempted to seize their motel. Russ and Pat were never accused of a crime, much less convicted of one. Russ and IJ waged a four-year legal battle against this outrageous breach of property rights and won a decisive victory in January 2013. Thanks to the... Read More →
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Bill Piper

Senior Director, Drug Policy Alliance
Bill Piper is the senior director of the Drug Policy Alliance’s office of national affairs in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for ending the federal war on drugs. He lobbies Congress in support of cutting drug war waste, protecting state marijuana laws from federal interference, reforming draconian sentencing laws, re-structuring federal law enforcement agencies, and preventing drug overdoses and the spread of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. Piper has provided analysis and commentary on Fox News, BBC News and... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Institute for Justice

The Institute for Justice is the National Law Firm for Liberty. IJ litigates to limit the size and scope of government power and to ensure that all Americans have the right to control their own destinies as free and responsible members of society. Since 1991, IJ has come to the aid of individuals who want to do the simple things every American has the right to... Read More →


Thursday July 20, 2017 4:20pm - 5:10pm
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