The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a state has to adhere to the Eighth Amendment's excessive fines clause. That could have consequences for civil forfeiture in crimes.
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The Supreme Court has ruled previously that police cannot search the private area around a house without a warrant, but the question here was whether the warrant requirement applied to motor vehicles parked within that area.
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Anthony Graves, shown here in 2010, was imprisoned in Texas for nearly two decades for slayings he did not commit. Graves said being wrongfully convicted gave him special insight into the power prosecutors have.
In this June 1, 2017 file photo Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch is seen during an official group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C.
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Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announces that criminal charges will be filed against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore on Friday. Gray died in police custody after being arrested on April 12.
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