The Supreme Court determined that civil forfeitures in drug manufacturing and money laundering cases do not cause double jeopardy.
Congress passed laws requiring the forfeiture of property in drug manufacturing and money laundering cases. The defendant, Guy Ursery, was required to forfeit his property, including his house, in a drug manufacturing case. After he was convicted, he sought to have his conviction overturned on grounds that he had already been punished criminally by the forfeiture. He prevailed in a lower court that used United States v. Halper
Due process, procedural
Kansas v. Hendricks
Lanza, United States v.
Palko v. Connecticut