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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:25 PM

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Source: AP

By STEVE LeBLANC
6 minutes ago

BOSTON (AP) — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment.

Tuesday’s ruling in U.S. District Court came in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.

ACLU attorney Esha Bhandari said the ruling strengthens the Fourth Amendment protections of international travelers who enter the United States every year.

The ACLU describes the searches as “fishing expeditions.” They say border officers must now demonstrate individualized suspicion of contraband before they can search a traveler’s electronic device.

Read more: https://apnews.com/25c8054b9c16409aaef355a1c20e3481

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 07:32 PM

1. Good news. 4th Amendment to Constitution should be enforced

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 04:47 AM

2. Hasn't this been going on since the PATRIOT ACT was put in place?

Wow.

(I guess at a min, I have seen them require that the devices "turn on"

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Response to JonLP24 (Original post)

Wed Nov 13, 2019, 08:50 AM

3. You just know this is going to the Supreme Court,

where, I hope, it's upheld, thus, hopefully, starting the down hill slide of that onerous Patriot Act, which isn't patriotic at all.

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Wed Nov 13, 2019, 08:53 AM

4. A blow to the ...


jack booted nazis in stumpys sewer of criminals..

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