The Resource Border searches of laptop computers and other electronic storage devices, Anna C. Henning, Yule Kim

Border searches of laptop computers and other electronic storage devices, Anna C. Henning, Yule Kim

Label
Border searches of laptop computers and other electronic storage devices
Title
Border searches of laptop computers and other electronic storage devices
Statement of responsibility
Anna C. Henning, Yule Kim
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As a general rule, the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires government-conducted searches and seizures to be supported by probable cause and a warrant. Federal courts have long recognized that there are many exceptions to this presumptive warrant requirement, one of which is the border search exception. The border search exception permits government officials, in most "routine" circumstances, to conduct searches based on no suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever. On the other hand, warrantless searches are permissible in some "nonroutine" and particularly invasive situations only when customs officials have "reasonable suspicion" to conduct the search. The federal courts have universally held that the border search exception applies to laptop computer searches conducted at the border. Although the Supreme Court has not directly addressed the degree of suspicion needed to conduct a warrantless laptop border search, the federal appellate courts that have addressed the issue appear to have concluded that reasonable suspicion is not needed to justify such a search. The Ninth Circuit, in United States v. Arnold, explicitly held that reasonable suspicion is not required to conduct a warrantless search of a laptop at the border. A bill introduced in the 111th Congress, H.R. 239, would impose more rigorous standards for laptop searches than those the federal courts have determined are constitutionally required
Member of
Cataloging source
DTICE
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Henning, Anna C
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kim, Yule
  • Library of Congress
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL34404
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  • Searches and seizures
  • Searches and seizures
  • Border security
  • Requirements
  • Microcomputers
  • Government employees
  • Legislation
  • United states government
  • Border security
  • Government and political science
  • Sociology and law
  • Computer hardware
  • Civil defense
  • Standards
  • Compact disks
  • Policies
  • Border security
  • Searches and seizures
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Border searches of laptop computers and other electronic storage devices, Anna C. Henning, Yule Kim
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "January 30, 2009."
  • Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 5, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Border search exception -- Judicial developments on laptop searches : United States v. Ickes ; United States v. Romm ; United States v. Arnold -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection policy on border laptop searches -- Legislative proposals -- Conclusion
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320411285
  • (OCoLC)ocn320411285
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Border searches of laptop computers and other electronic storage devices, Anna C. Henning, Yule Kim
Publication
Note
  • "January 30, 2009."
  • Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 5, 2009)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Border search exception -- Judicial developments on laptop searches : United States v. Ickes ; United States v. Romm ; United States v. Arnold -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection policy on border laptop searches -- Legislative proposals -- Conclusion
Extent
9 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320411285
  • (OCoLC)ocn320411285
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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