United States Law: The Border Search Exception

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The Border Search Exception is considered a doctrine under the United States law. It allows search and seizure at international borders without a warrant or a probable cause. This is not actually considered a hole in the 4th Amendment rather a hole in the requirement for probable cause. It has been a controversial subject especially in today’s technological ridden world. Electronic devices containing files, personal data, and information is also subject to search for illegal content including child pornography, illegal dealings, and illegal use of information. In the case United States vs. Cotterman in 2013 it was argued that electronic devices should not be subject to search without reason for suspicion. There are a number of cases involving

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