Federal Court: No suspicion needed for laptop searches at border

A US Federal Court sided with the "DHS Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Impact Assessment of its electronics search policy, concluding that suspicionless searches do not violate the First or Fourth Amendments. The report said that a reasonable suspicion standard is inadvisable because it could lead to litigation and the forced divulgence of national security information, and would prevent border officers from acting on inchoate 'hunches,' a method that it says has sometimes proved fruitful," said the ACLU in a statement following the decision.

In other words, hunches, top secret secrets, and the fear of getting sued trump the Bill of Rights. I feel safer!

ACLU: Court Rules No Suspicion Needed for Laptop Searches at Border (Thanks, Matthew!)