It seems that there is a case pending in the Supreme Court that may spell and end to civil forfeiture under the 8th Amendment. According to Hit Air and other sources, the Solicitor General of Indiana took a rhetorical beating yesterday over the practice.
I've often wondered about "civil" forfeiture, because they always seem to be the result of a criminal action. And, it seems that the 8th Amendment prohibits excessive fines. I admit that I have never been cognizant of the 8th Amendment, but it seems that it is going to play a big part in the arguments.
This is liable to be interesting.