I guess what we really need is to elect a Democratic administration and then make it so they never have to seek reelection. Then, maybe, we can get eight years of progressive policy instead of two.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without evidence that a crime occurred.

Holder’s action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.

Not to complain, but that wasn’t so hard, was it?

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Martin Longman is the web editor for the Washington Monthly. See all his writing at ProgressPond.com