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Minnesota lawmakers pass reforms to property forfeiture law

/ Owner - May 21, 2024

The high court decided Hennepin County violated the constitutional rights of Geraldine Tyler, a Minneapolis resident in her 90s. Hennepin County sold Tyler’s condo for about $25,000 more than she owed in property taxes and fees, and kept the difference. The Supreme Court ruled she was entitled to the excess money. As a result lawmakers were under pressure to reform Minnesota’s forfeiture laws quickly. They needed to come up with a solution that passes the constitutionality test, so it won’t be subject to future lawsuits.   Read the article…………………………….

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