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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, December 29, 2017

"Warrantless Border Searches: The officer ‘searched through every email and intimate photos of my wife’"

From Just Security, via the NACDL news scan:

Earlier this year, the U.S. government released statistics confirming that border agents are searching thousands of travelers’ laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices each month. Now, as Charlie Savage and Ron Nixon report for the New York Times, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University has obtained a trove of traveler complaints that illuminates the experiences behind those statistics. These complaints reveal the range of discriminatory, demeaning, and gratuitously intrusive searches that travelers have endured at the border.

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