14th Amendment Due Process Clause Case Study

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And, it is not over yet because, in violation of the 14th Amendment Due Process Clause, Solomon did not receive notification of the forfeiture against property where he had an interest. At all times, the government knew that he was incarcerated in either the county or the U.S. Penitentiary. The rules that authorize service of process of notice upon inmates subject to forfeiture via a newspaper publication is not sufficient legal notice because inmates do not have access to receiving or reviewing the notice. Furthermore, the posting of the notice at a local courthouse where they are denied access to view the publication is not legally sufficient notice. Therefore, the following items were subject to forfeiture or seizure in violation of
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