By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
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The Border Patrol cannot confiscate or download every laptop or electronic device brought into the U.S., a federal appeals court said, ruling that people have an expectation their data are private and that the government must have "reasonable suspicion" before it starts to snoop.
Indiana coach Lin Dunn criticized the coach of the Minnesota Lynx on Thursday, accusing her of a "lack of respect" for an outburst that seemed to spur the Lynx to a win in the WNBA Finals.
"But in today's watershed ruling, the court drew a line in the sand and recognized that the vast amount of personal information and sensitive data on laptops, cellphones, and other electronic devices is worthy of Fourth Amendment protection," said Michael Price, a lawyer for the Brennan Center for Justice.