US judge dismisses challenge to suspicionless laptop searches at the border

Judge Edward Korman dismissed the ACLU suit, Abidor v. Napolitano, allowing the US Customs and Border Protection program of random border searches and seizures of electronic devices to continue with no requirement of warrants, probable cause, or reasonable suspicion. Ned Levi discusses the CPB program, court rulings which have affected it, and advice for international travelers entering the US.
By |January 6th, 2014|Columns|4 Comments|

Air travelers breathe a “Real ID” sigh of relief (even if they didn’t know it)

Ned Levi explains what Real ID is, and explores what might have happened to passengers and the US domestic airline industry is the Real ID identification deadline wouldn't have been postponed by the Obama Administration. He calls on the government to take a pragmatic approach with the Real ID law.
By |March 7th, 2011|Columns|9 Comments|