Documents: Why Homeland Security Agents Seized Manning Support Network Co-Founder’s Electronic Devices

By: Tuesday September 10, 2013 3:13 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union, which pursued a lawsuit alleging Bradley Manning Support Network (now Private Manning Support Network) co-founder David House had his rights violated when he had his electronic devices, including a laptop, searched and seized at O’Hare International Airport, has posted documents providing more details on why House was targeted. They suggest [...]

Government Agrees to Destroy Information Seized from Bradley Manning Support Network Co-Founder

By: Thursday May 30, 2013 12:28 pm

The government has decided to settle a lawsuit brought by American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Bradley Manning Support Network co-founder David House. The lawsuit involves a suspicionless border search that House experienced in 2010, where he had his laptop and other electronic devices seized. As part of the settlement, the government will destroy [...]

Court Rules Forensic Examination of Electronics in Border Searches Requires ‘Reasonable Suspicion’

By: Friday March 8, 2013 5:52 pm

(update below) A United States federal appeals court has ruled suspicionless searches do not violate the Fourth Amendment but border patrol agents do need “reasonable suspicion” in order to conduct forensic examinations of a person’s devices. The ruling appears to be one that is a small win for privacy, however, the ruling that agents need [...]

DHS Finds Suspicionless Border Searches Do Not Violate Americans’ Civil Liberties

By: Friday February 8, 2013 4:14 pm

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined that border searches of American citizens without probable cause or suspicion, which sometimes result in the seizure of laptops, cell phones or other electronic devices, do not violate civil liberties. How DHS drew these self-serving conclusions is unknown because no evidence to support these conclusions was released [...]

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