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Saturday, September 23 • 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Can the Government Really Take Your Stuff?

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Yes — thanks most recently to a directive by the U.S. Department of Justice. But the opposition to asset forfeiture rules is only getting stronger

Moderators
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Maurice Chammah (mod.)

Staff Writer at The Marshall Project
Chammah joined The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focusing on the American criminal justice system, in 2014. He was a finalist for a 2014 Livingston Award for a story on the decline of the death penalty and his work has appeared in The New York Times and The Atla... Read More →

Speakers
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Konni Burton

State Senator
Burton, R-Colleyville, has represented Senate District 10 since 2014. She serves as vice chairwoman of the Senate Administration Committee and sits on the Criminal Justice, Health & Human Services, and Natural Resources & Economic Development committees. Prior to her election, Bu... Read More →
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Harold Eavenson

Rockwall County Sheriff
Eavenson has served as sheriff of Rockwall County since 2001. Prior to his election, he founded and managed Harold Eavenson & Associates, a consulting firm and investigative company. Eavenson also spent 8 years as director of security for InterFirst Bank Dallas, where he oversaw the... Read More →
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Chuy Hinojosa

State Senator
Hinojosa, D-McAllen, has represented Senate District 20 since 2003. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and is a member of the Sunset Advisory Commission. He also serves on the Transportation, Natural Resources & Economic Development, and Agriculture, Water... Read More →
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William Lee Hon

Polk County Criminal District Attorney
Hon has served with the Polk County District Attorney’s office since 1996, when he was first appointed Assistant Criminal District Attorney for the felony division. He was previously a lead appellate counsel for the State and has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas District and County... Read More →
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Arif Panju

Managing Attorney – Texas Office at the Institute for Justice
Panju litigates economic liberty, First Amendment, property rights and school choice cases for the Institute of Justice. Previously, he served as an attorney at Cantilo & Bennett LLP and as a constitutional law fellow at the Institute of Justice. Panju’s work has been featured in... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 4:25pm - 5:25pm
Texas Union, Quadrangle Room 2247 Guadalupe., Austin, Texas 78705