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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:12 PM

Trump administration sued over phone searches at U.S. borders

Source: Reuters

#POLITICS SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 / 11:04 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Trump administration sued over phone searches at U.S. borders

Dustin Volz
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration has engaged in an unconstitutional practice of searching without a warrant the phones and laptops of Americans who are stopped at the border, a lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleged.

Ten U.S. citizens and one lawful permanent resident sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court, saying the searches and prolonged confiscation of their electronic devices violate privacy and free speech protections of the U.S. Constitution.

DHS could not be immediately reached for comment.

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The suit, filed in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, is being brought by travelers including a military veteran, a NASA engineer, two journalists and a computer programmer. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union, who are representing the travelers, said that several of the plaintiffs are Muslim or minorities.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-border-searches/trump-administration-sued-over-phone-searches-at-u-s-borders-idUSKCN1BO1XG

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:17 PM

1. This will be a fun lawsuit to watch

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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:19 PM

2. Enjoy potential justice while you can, soon lawsuits like this will be nostalgia.

You either wont be allowed to file the suit period and if you are allowed, you will have zero chance of prevailing.

The decision was made recently that our courts are not important, I guess. That had to be the decision some people made.

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