February 1, 2021Articles

First Circuit Upholds Warrantless Border Searches

Month-In-Brief: Internet Law & Cyber-Security, American Bar Association Business Law Section

In a recent ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held that searches of cellphones and other electronic devices at the U.S. border do not require a warrant or even probable cause and that these searches were not limited to searches for contraband. Alasaad v. MayorkasNo. 20-1077 (1st Cir. Feb. 9, 2021).