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Electronic devices seized at border searches

Civil liberties groups are expected to file a lawsuit Thursday to force the U.S. government to disclose its policies on border searches.

Civil liberties groups are expected to file a lawsuit Thursday to force the U.S. government to disclose its policies on border searches. At issue are numerous complaints, primarily from people with a Muslim, Middle Eastern or South Asian background, of border agents confiscating gadgets such as notebooks, cell phones, and MP3 players to examine and copy their contents without explanation. The gear is returned but civil libertarians are upset over potential racial or religious profiling and personal information being taken without explanation.

Read the full Washington Post story: "Clarity sought on electronics searches"