Looks like the goons in DHS are afraid to have a "border exception" case actually go to trial ... Wired / ThreatLevel: Friend of Bradley Manning Drops Lawsuit Against Feds Over Seized Laptop A former WikiLeaks’ supporter and friend of leaker Bradley Manning who had his laptop seized by the Department of Homeland Security has dropped his federal lawsuit challenging the seizure. The plaintiff, David Maurice House, says that the government has agreed to delete its copy of the data taken from his machine, and to hand over any notes agents made about the contents of his hard drive. “They’re giving us exactly what we wanted,” says House. ... Update: The ACLU confirms that DHS has agreed to purge itself of House’s data, and, further, is turning over a copy of documents and reports produced from the laptop search, including the DHS “Lookout” notice instructing agents to stop House.