Category Archives: Border search

CNS: Nonprofit Sues for Info on Warrantless GPS Tracking of Vehicles

Courthouse News Service: Nonprofit Sues for Info on Warrantless GPS Tracking of Vehicles by Jack Rodgers:

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S.D.Ind.: Border search of ESI led to def being released then SW for house month later

After a border search of electronic media finding some probable child pornography, officers let defendant go, then showed up at his house a month later with a search warrant and found more. United States v. Skaggs, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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CA9: A manual border search of a cell phone doesn’t require RS, but a forensic search does

A manual border search of a cell phone doesn’t require reasonable suspicion. A forensic search, however, requires reasonable suspicion. United States v. Cano, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 24457 (9th Cir. Aug. 22, 2019). Summary by the court:

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W.D.Tex.: Cell phone search at border crossing was by consent

Defendant was a regular at the Americas bridge port of entry at El Paso being a community college student and an El Paso Walmart employee. One time, he rejected sending his car through the x-ray machine, and his cell phone … Continue reading

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WaPo: Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance

WaPo: Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance by Drew Harwell: Far more information was taken in the hack of a Customs and Border Protection contractor than U.S. officials have acknowledged.

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ME: No standing in co-conspirator’s CSLI even when they were tracked together

Defendant lacked standing to contest the CSLI acquisition of his co-conspirator’s cell phone when the police were looking for both. The same rule applies to his Fourth Amendment claim and his claim under Maine’s Electronic Device Location Information Act. State … Continue reading

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Law360: Border Phone Search Questions Continue In Fed. Court

Law360: Border Phone Search Questions Continue In Fed. Court: Can the federal government confiscate, search and retain your cellphone at the border for no reason at all?

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EFF: Seventh Circuit Dodges an Opportunity to Protect Travelers from Invasive Border Searches of Electronic Devices

EFF: Seventh Circuit Dodges an Opportunity to Protect Travelers from Invasive Border Searches of Electronic Devices by Saira Hussain & Sophia Cope:

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CNET: DHS gave border agents free rein over thousands of warrantless device searches

CNET: DHS gave border agents free rein over thousands of warrantless device searches by James Martin: Border agents conducted more than 33,000 device searches in 2018. Court records show they were allowed to share what they found with other government … Continue reading

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CNET: US border search demand violated Apple employee’s constitutional rights, ACLU says

CNET: US border search demand violated Apple employee’s constitutional rights, ACLU says by Steven Shankland:

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D.S.C.: Forced catheterization of children for UA stated a 4A claim

Plaintiff stated a claim that forced catheterization of her children for a UA was a Fourth Amendment violation. Whether there was consent in the face of an alleged threat to take the children without a UA also goes to a … Continue reading

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Reason: Border Agents Detained a 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen for 30+ Hours

Reason: Border Agents Detained a 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen for 30+ Hours by Joe Setyon:

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