We are not saying that the government can never search or seize electronic devices at the border, but only that border agents should have some suspicion that the search will turn up evidence of wrongdoing before looking through all the private information that people have stored in their devices. Americans travel internationally more than in the past, and usually with private information and intimate details of our lives condensed in small, electronic devices. We hope that the court will recognize that Americans don't give up their right to privacy at the border, and strike down the DHS's policy as unconstitutional.
This is it - the final Constitutional showdown. I wish I wasn't sitting on the sidelines but I'm not sure how to get involved in a meaningful way. Anyone know how to submit a friend of the court brief to the Supreme Court? Can anyone do that?
ACLU Challenges Laptop Searches and Seizures at the Border