Monday, January 13, 2014

Supreme Court Lets Cotterman Stand

Another day, another update on the law of border searches. Without an opinion, the Supreme Court has let the Cotterman conviction stand. Here is a press report. This decision is a bit of a victory for privacy advocates in the 9th Circuit, but Cotterman stays in jail. The 9th Circuit decision holds that a forensic search of digital media is requires particularized suspicion and is not allowable simply as part of a routine border search.

Here is my last posting on the issue.

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