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How did this not lead to the end of asset forfeiture in the US of A?


United States officials correctly designated an Islamic charity, Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Oregon, as supporting terrorism but improperly seized its assets, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Treasury Department was correct in finding the organization connected to terrorism because one of its board members was designated by the Treasury Department as linked to terrorism and because the group financed such activities in Albania and Chechnya. But the appeals court found the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control improperly seized the charity’s assets using a “blocking order” to freeze them without a warrant supported by probable cause, violating the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable seizures.

Is there some sort of secret court opinion that says that because all drug trafficking in the US is from the proceeds of CIA operations, the government can steal it at any time?

Anything is believable at this point.