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U.S. border laptop searches approved

Discussion in 'Legal' started by orygunmike, May 1, 2008.

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  1. orygunmike

    orygunmike Well-Known Member

    The .S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just made your visit the the airport potentially more invasive.




    A federal appeals court has made it easier for customs officials to search through the contents of a person's laptop. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that agents of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection division do not need reasonable suspicion to examine information contained on the laptop of any individual crossing the U.S. border.

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  2. tmajors

    tmajors Well-Known Member

    Two things.

    1) This is customs and border agents searching people's laptop computers entering the US, not for regular people at regular in country flights.

    2) How is this gun related?
  3. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    Suppose you have a nice gun pic as your computer background. You are coming back from a business trip in (insert country here).

    How many hours of questioning do you think will be required before they "let you go".

    Fourth Amendment? We don't need no steenkin' Fourth Amendment!
  4. disneyd

    disneyd Well-Known Member

  5. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that most of the "searches" will involve people returning from trips to the Czech Republic (or whatever it is called...), Thailand, etc., etc...

    Not Gun Related.
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