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Attorney Edward Griffin Explains Border Searches & Constitutional Protections

Edward Griffin, who has over a decade of experience as a criminal defense attorney, was recently quoted in https://www.biggerlawfirm.com/government-faces-lawsuit-over-forced-searches-of-smartphones-and-laptops-at-u-s-border/

As he explains, the Supreme Court has upheld routine border searches as a well established exception to the warrant requirement.  Searches by law enforcement at the border don't require probable cause or even reasonable suspicion.  If a border search goes beyond "routine," then it would have to be justified, but only by reasonable suspicion, which is a pretty low hurdle.  As our society, notions of privacy and use of technology changes, our laws can be slow to keep up with them.     


Edward Griffin