This week, OU Law hosted a debate featuring four experts on civil asset forfeiture within the state of Oklahoma. The debate topic centered on the issue of reforming the state’s current laws on civil asset forfeiture.
Panelists included Oklahoma State Senator Kyle Loveless, First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland, Oklahoma City Police Major Bill Weaver and Legal Director of the ACLU of Oklahoma Brady Henderson.
Civil asset forfeiture is a longstanding legal doctrine under which the government seizes an object – such as a car or truck – because of its use in a criminal activity. Cases involving civil forfeiture have dramatically increased in number due to the proclaimed war on drugs. To some groups, the practice is seen as a critical tool in the law enforcement arsenal, while others view it as an abusive tactic known as “policing for profit.”
To view a recording of the debate, click here (link, opens in new window).
More News & Media
A Parting Gift: OU Law Alumnus James T. Comfort Leaves Lasting Legacy
A recent gift to the University of Oklahoma College of Law from the late distinguished alumnus and longtime donor James T. Comfort (’57) will continue his family’s support of OU Law students for years to come.
Rachel Egli, Director of Events and Continuing Legal Education
Students Tour Gulfport Energy Production Site
Students enrolled in Oil and Gas Environmental Law recently toured the Gulfport Energy production site, where they directly observed operating oil and natural gas wells and affiliated treatment and storage facilities.
Veterans Day Tribute to OU Law Service Members
This Veterans Day, as we honor and remember the men and women who have selflessly served their country, we recognize members of the OU Law community who have also chosen the path of military service.