Court says customs agents may read letters
Original post made by Sharon on Oct 24, 2008
I have mixed feeling about this decision, I am glad they put way this particular criminal, but it seems to open the door for invasion of privacy in other circumstances.Web Link
"Customs agents who open packages at airports searching for contraband can look at any letters they come across for obvious signs of criminality - for example, an adult's sexually suggestive note to a young girl, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.....The court majority noted that an international airport is considered the equivalent of a national border and said airport officers need no evidence of wrongdoing before conducting searches,..."
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