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Citizens in Brownsville arrested by Border Patrol for asserting their rights

To refrain from answering questions by law enforcement when there’s no warrant, or you don’t know why you’re being asked, is generally thought to be acting within your Fourth Amendment rights.   On the Texas border, it gets sticky. U.S. Citizens … Continue reading

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Cell phones and the 4th Amendment

“On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person’s mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, … Continue reading

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