Thursday, April 24, 2008

I wish the 4th Amendment ...

Would get the same amount of support from the government the 2nd Amendment does:

"Federal agents at the border do not need any reason to search through travelers' laptops, cell phones or digital cameras for evidence of crimes, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, extending the government's power to look through belongings like suitcases at the border to electronics," is the lead paragraph of an article on the Wired Blog Network.

"The unanimous three-judge decision reverses a lower court finding that digital devices were "an extension of our own memory" and thus too personal to allow the government to search them without cause. Instead, the earlier ruling said, Customs agents would need some reasonable and articulable suspicion a crime had occurred in order to search a traveler's laptop," the article continues. [my em]


Not no more.

Off to the shop ...

[A big welcome to Sideshow readers.]

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