Feds dodge trial over "border exception"

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, May 30, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    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.
  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    This is good news; however, American citizens should not have to resort to playing a game of "chicken" with "federal authoritahs" when they get anywhere near a border.
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Not good news if DHS continues seizing computers and PED's at the border forcing citizens into protracted legal battles at great expense.
  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    How does anyone plan to "prove" the data has been deleted and ALL of the notes "turned over?"
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Oh, they can trust DHS.:rolleyes:
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Just about as far as I can shot-put a cheesecake underwater.
  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Imagine being on O2 and having to depend on DHS to swap out the bottles.:oops:
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Imagine Janet Napolitano on O2 and us using the contents of her tank to fill balloons.
  9. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    As far as I can throw a fit.
    As far as I can throw a chimney. By the smoke.

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