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DHS Accused of Violating the Constitution

World Journal, Posted: Aug 05, 2008

NEW YORK The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) argued last week that although there's no evidence of tourists' transgression of the law, it's legal to confiscate laptops and check the files in it. Federal lawmakers and human rights groups are crying foul, saying it amounts to a Constitutional violation, reports the World Journal. A DHS spokesperson said that just as the DHS has a right to monitor the borders to keep dangerous people and materials from entering the United States, it should have a right to check computers, since in the 21st century, the most dangerous materials are in computers.


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