Two leading civil rights groups sued the federal government Wednesday, Sept. 13 in hopes of curbing the wide-ranging ability of federal agents to search and seize the smartphones and computers of travelers - including U.S. citizens - as they arrive on American soil but have not yet formally entered the country.
Two leading civil rights groups sued the federal government Wednesday, Sept. 13 in hopes of curbing the wide-ranging ability of federal agents to search and seize the smartphones and computers of travelers - including U.S. citizens - as they arrive on American soil but have not yet formally entered the country. Carolyn Kaster AP
Two leading civil rights groups sued the federal government Wednesday, Sept. 13 in hopes of curbing the wide-ranging ability of federal agents to search and seize the smartphones and computers of travelers - including U.S. citizens - as they arrive on American soil but have not yet formally entered the country. Carolyn Kaster AP

Agents are increasingly searching smartphones at the border. Lawsuit wants to stop that.

September 13, 2017 01:24 PM

UPDATED September 15, 2017 07:57 AM

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