Constitution Free Zone

Judge reaffirms ‘Constitution-free zones’ near border, teeing up high court fight

A federal judge who endorsed “suspicion-less” searches of laptops, cameras and cell phones at the border has set up a possible Supreme Court showdown challenging what critics call “Constitution-free zones” and the Obama administration’s dragnet approach to national security. A decision by Judge Edward Korman upholding the federal government’s right to search travelers’ electronic devices…


ACLU Report: Court Rules No Suspicion Needed for Laptop Searches at Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: 212-549-2666, BROOKLYN – A federal court today dismissed a lawsuit arguing that the government should not be able to search and copy people’s laptops, cell phones, and other devices at border checkpoints without reasonable suspicion. An appeal is being considered. Government documents show that thousands of innocent American citizens are searched…