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Several federal circuits are tackling the issue whether the Government’s authority to search persons and property at the border, without a warrant, and often, without any suspicion, includes individuals’ electronic devices. The Fourth and Ninth Circuits have held that the Fourth Amendment requires at least reasonable suspicion for forensic searches of electronic devices […]

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Anyone who has travelled by airplane over the last decade knows one thing to be true: security can be a drag. But you may not know that customs agents may search more than just your luggage at the border. In the wake of 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security implemented a policy which allowed it […]

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Ninth Circuit Sustains Lengthy Laptop Search

On April 5, 2011 By

Here’s a travel warning you won’t get from the State Department: The Ninth Circuit last week held that police may seize digital devices at the border, transport them 170 miles to a forensics lab and search them during a two-day period, all without reasonable suspicion.

The decision marks the latest piecemeal expansion to the so-called […]

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