The Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000: A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing?

John L. Worrall, California State University

ABSTRACT
I argue that, contrary to expectations, the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act of 2000 (CAFRA) will not be responsible for significant change in the practice of civil asset forfeiture, that the Act is a sheep in wolf's clothing. While it has ushered in some important procedural changes, CAFRA does not address the core of what many critics perceive to be the biggest problem with civil asset forfeiture: equitable sharing.

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