Texas Attorney Says DHS Unlawfully Seized Phone At Airport

Law360 (January 26, 2021, 8:11 PM EST) -- A Texas immigration attorney has accused the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of seizing his phone at an airport after an international trip, retaining it and searching it without a warrant, potentially compromising privileged information about his clients.

Adam Malik demanded the return of his iPhone in a lawsuit filed Monday in Texas federal court against DHS and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, saying that the seizure of his phone without suspicion of wrongdoing was in violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable government searches. The phone contains volumes of private and confidential material that, if misused, would compromise...

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