Examining Warrantless Smartphone Searches at the Border, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, July 11, 2018 [open pdf - 4MB]
This is the July 11, 2018 hearing on "Examining Warrantless Smartphone Searches at the Border" before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From the opening statement of Senator Paul: "Today we will be discussing the Fourth Amendment's guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures and its application to 21st Century technology at the U.S. border. Early last year, reports began to surface about travelers having their phones confiscated and searched by U.S. border authorities for no obvious reason and without a warrant or even much of an explanation. These searches have targeted a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineer, a former captain in the U.S. Air Force, a Wall Street Journal reporter, a government security contractor, and numerous other U.S. citizens." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Laura K. Donohue, Neema Singh Guliani, and Mathew Feeney.
S. Hrg. 115-365; Senate Hearing 115-365
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