• United States v. 12 200-ft. Reels of Film
  • United States v. $124,700 in U.S. Currency
  • United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins
  • United States v. Article Consisting of 50,000 Cardboard Boxes More or Less, Each Containing One Pair of Clacker Balls
  • United States v. Forty Barrels and Twenty Kegs of Coca-Cola
  • United States v. One Book Called Ulysses
  • United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries
  • United States v. Thirty-seven Photographs
  • United States v. Vampire Nation
  • United States v. 11 1/4 Dozen Packages of Articles Labeled in Part Mrs. Moffat's Shoo-Fly Powders for Drunkenness
  • United States v. 2,507 Live Canary Winged Parakeets
  • United States v. One Lucite Ball Containing Lunar Material (One Moon Rock) and One Ten Inch by Fourteen Inch Wooden Plaque
  • Nebraska v. One 1970 2-Door Sedan Rambler (Gremlin)
  • South Dakota v. Fifteen Impounded Cats
  • State of Texas vs. One Gold Crucifix.

For more context, read this long read at New Yorker. tl;dr - This law was re-activated during the war on drugs and has spread further after the war on terror. Funny that these cases involve objects and abstract entities, no humans.

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