Lawsuit Against Searching Electronics at US Border

A new lawsuit claims the government's practice of searching laptops and cellphones at airports and border crossings is unconstitutional because modern electronic devices carry troves of private information. 

Warrantless searches at the border are permitted to help the government enforce immigration and customs laws. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU filed a suit Wednesday arguing that with today's modern devices, these searches should require a warrant.


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