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ACLU & EFF Challenge Warrantless Border Searches of Electronic Devices

September 14, 2017
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ACLU & EFF Challenge Warrantless Border Searches of Electronic Devices

In response to a skyrocketing rate of warrantless searches of travelers’ smartphones and other electronic devices at U.S. border crossings, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week filed a lawsuit challenging the practice as unconstitutional. The plaintiffs are 10 U.S. citizens and one green card holder who have been subjected…

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Graphic Novelist Leila Abdelrazaq Detained, Questioned by Border Patrol Over Sketchbook

December 23, 2015
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Graphic Novelist Leila Abdelrazaq Detained, Questioned by Border Patrol Over Sketchbook

Graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq, who recently won critical praise for her book Baddawi, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents in Arizona for three hours last week after they spotted Arabic writing in her sketchbook. Abdelrazaq, a U.S. citizen of Palestinian descent, was released without charge but has since been smeared as a potential terrorist…

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On the Border of Fourth Amendment Rights

August 15, 2014
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On the Border of Fourth Amendment Rights

As evidenced by the Ryan Matheson case, one of the risks we face as comics fans is the search and seizure of electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops when we cross international borders. Two recent decisions in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie seemed to offer some hope that our cell…

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Supreme Court Says No to Warrantless Cellphone Searches by Police

June 27, 2014
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Supreme Court Says No to Warrantless Cellphone Searches by Police

As you may have heard, this week the Supreme Court unanimously decided that police must obtain a warrant to search the cellphone of someone they arrest. What does this mean for comics fans and professionals? We’re glad you asked! First, a little background on the ruling. In two cases – Riley v. California and United States…

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