Reader Les Milton makes Monday even more blue by sending along this tidbit:
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that if a motorist is carrying large sums of money, it is automatically subject to confiscation. In the case entitled, "United States of America v. $124,700 in U.S. Currency," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit took that amount of cash away from Emiliano Gomez Gonzolez, a man with a "lack of significant criminal history" neither accused nor convicted of any crime.
Whole story here.
Back in April 2001, our then-Washington Editor Mike Lynch, wrote about how Amtrak pulled similar tricks. Back then, of course, it was to help the war on drugs, not the war on terror. Read about it here.