Author Archives: Steve Klein

About Steve Klein

serves as Staff Attorney and Research Counsel for the Wyoming Liberty Group.

Civil Forfeiture is a Problem in Wyoming

Last week, at the meeting of the Joint Judiciary Committee of the Wyoming Legislature in Newcastle, I testified in favor of two bills that, if passed, will reform the practice of civil forfeiture in Wyoming. Both bills would bolster due … Continue reading

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WyLiberty Attorney Testifies in Favor of Civil Forfeiture Reform Bills

NEWCASTLE, WY – Wyoming Liberty Group staff attorney Steve Klein testified before the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee of the Wyoming Legislature today regarding two committee bill drafts that would substantially change the practice of civil forfeiture in Wyoming. “The Wyoming … Continue reading

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Bobbing for MRAPs in Wyoming

So it’s not just here in Cheyenne; if only that were comforting. Liz Goodwin reports at Yahoo! News that 600 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles have been transferred to local law enforcement agencies across the United States since 2013, … Continue reading

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Cheyenne Police, Militarized

You’ve got to be kidding me. Sadly, no, as the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports: Short for Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, MRAP weighs nearly 14 tons and is built to survive a blast from an improvised explosive device. The Cheyenne Police … Continue reading

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Regulation Killing Wyoming’s Barber Trade

Cheyenne is home to one of the last Great American Barber Shops. This is a place where men* can go and not only get a haircut, but discuss important issues such as politics and the merits of Wyoming Whiskey and … Continue reading

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Who Has Civil Forfeiture Authority in Wyoming?

On May 13, I gave short testimony about the problems with civil forfeiture in Wyoming at the Joint Judiciary Committee meeting in Rawlins. The Legislative Service Office is preparing two potential committee bills for the committee to consider at its … Continue reading

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C’mon, it’s just disclosure! (FEC edition)

Last week we filed a supplemental brief in Free Speech v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), a case that we brought on behalf of a small Wyoming grassroots group against the speech regulators in Washington, DC.  We’re hopeful that our case … Continue reading

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Government Truth Commissions Make Politics Dirtier

In 2010, the website PolitiFact called Republican claims that Obamacare is a “government takeover” of healthcare the “Lie of the Year.”  Last year, PolitiFact gave the title to President Obama’s claim that under Obamacare “If you like your health care … Continue reading

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CREW Crickets on IRS Scandal

CREW—Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington—opposes just about every free speech position on campaign finance law, and supplements its policy arguments with a good deal of obfuscation. Such is politics. Nevertheless, recent revelations in the IRS scandal show that … Continue reading

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Wyoming Committee to Consider Drone Regulation

Next month (May 12 and 13) the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee will meet in Rawlins in the first of three meetings between the 2014 and 2015 legislative sessions. One of the topics they will address is drones, more technically known … Continue reading

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