The Rutherford Institute is fighting against "asset forfeiture," a type of law that allows government officials to confiscate personal property.
In the case of James Leonard in April 2013, Leonard and his girlfriend were driving along a Texas highway reputed to be a "drug corridor." Officers stopped his car, searched it, and found no evidence of a crime, but they found a safe in the trunk containing $201,000 in cash.
"The mother of the fellow was contacted and she said the money was from the sale of her home and he was bringing the money to her so she could buy the son a home," John Whitehead, founder of The Rutherford Institute, explains. "There was even a bill of sale for the home in the safe."
Regardless, police confiscated the mother's money and kept it, even though no crime was committed. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal, thereby allowing the police to keep the cash.
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