Discussion Topic: Constitution/Criminal Justice

Clarify law to put focus on real criminals

Clarify law to put focus on real criminals

Last year, New Mexico became a national leader in controlling abuses of civil-asset forfeiture. Let’s keep our momentum against overcriminalization going -- and adopt a default mens rea standard. Under the common law, a crime takes place when a mens rea (guilty mind)...

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Marc Levin Discusses Criminal Justice Reform in New Mexico

Marc Levin Discusses Criminal Justice Reform in New Mexico

The Rio Grande Foundation and Drug Policy Alliance recently hosted a briefing for candidates on criminal justice issues including civil asset forfeiture. Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Right on Crime made the following remarks:  ...

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