In November, 2013, Robert Miller was driving through Wyoming on his way to his home in Illinois. During a traffic stop, a Wyoming state trooper discovered $470,040 in cash in his car. And took it. Just last week, the Wyoming State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the State of Wyoming had to return the cash it had taken from Mr. Miller during the stop. Criminal charges were never filed against Mr. Miller, yet the state intended to keep the cash it had confiscated pursuant to the Orwellian Newspeak term “civil asset forfeiture.”


The case itself: Miller v Wyoming (2020 WY)

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