DURHAM, NC (December 31, 2013) – In September 2010 the National Press Photographers Association joined in an important federal lawsuit in a Constitutional challenge of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's laptop search policy at the border.
Abidor v. Napolitano is a federal lawsuit that is a constitutional challenge to DHS policies that authorize the suspicionless search, copying, and distribution of the contents of Americans' laptop computers, cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices at the international border.
On Friday U.S. District Judge Edward Korman dismissed the suit after it sat in his court for nearly two years. By doing so Korman affirms that he believes the government should be able to search and copy people’s laptops, cell phones, and other devices at border checkpoints without reasonable suspicion.
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