Category Archives: Border search

WaPo: Border agents can look at everything on your cell phone. Congress should change that (editorial)

WaPo: Border agents can look at everything on your cell phone. Congress should change that (editorial): PRETTY MUCH everyone can agree that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents should be able to freely search travelers’ bags at the border. Their … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Border Officers Nearly Double Searches of Electronic Devices, US Says

NYTimes: Border Officers Nearly Double Searches of Electronic Devices, US Says by Ron Nixon:

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NPR: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Step Up Cell Phone Searches

NPR: U.S. Border Patrol Agents Step Up Cell Phone Searches: The border patrol has almost tripled the number of people it demands turn over their cell phones coming into and leaving the U.S. Some in Congress now want to require … Continue reading

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N.D.Ill.: Def’s actions gave RS for cell phone and computer searches when he came into O’Hare from the Philippines; he’d already been selected for secondary inspection

Defendant arrived at O’Hare on a flight from the Philippines. The government described how they took the passenger manifest of incoming flights and looked for likely candidates for a secondary search of computers and cell phones. Defendant had been there … Continue reading

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LATimes: Op-Ed My phone was searched at LAX, which apparently is the new normal

LATimes: Op-Ed: My phone was searched at LAX, which apparently is the new normal by Lubana Adi: One of the happiest moments in my life was the day in 1999 when I became an American citizen. Studying for the citizenship … Continue reading

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techdirt: Bipartisan Bill Would Require A Warrant To Search Americans’ Devices At The Border

techdirt: Bipartisan Bill Would Require A Warrant To Search Americans’ Devices At The Border by Mike Masnick:

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EFF: The Bill of Rights at the Border: Fourth Amendment Limits on Searching Your Data and Devices

EFF: The Bill of Rights at the Border: Fourth Amendment Limits on Searching Your Data and Devices by Stephanie Lacambra:

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EFF: Border Agents Need A Warrant to Search Travelers’ Phones, EFF Tells Court

EFF: Border Agents Need A Warrant to Search Travelers’ Phones, EFF Tells Court (press release): The Border Isn’t a Constitution-Free Zone Richmond, Virginia—Border agents must obtain a warrant to search travelers’ phones, tablets, and laptops, which contain a vast trove … Continue reading

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D.Ariz.: Cell phone border search valid, here with RS

A cell phone can be searched at the border with reasonable suspicion, and the facts of this case rise to this standard. The court doesn’t have to decide whether the search could occur without in the Ninth Circuit. United States … Continue reading

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D.N.M.: Opening car door to check the Nader sticker for the VIN on RS was not unreasonable

Opening a car door to check the Nader sticker for the VIN was not unreasonable and did not involve invading a space inside the car. By the time that happened, there was reasonable suspicion. Then there was consent to search … Continue reading

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