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Activist Groups Tell Justices To Curb Lengthy Border Stops

Law360, Washington (September 14, 2015, 4:40 PM EDT) -- A pair of activist groups have joined a U.S. Air Force officer’s certiorari bid telling the Supreme Court that allowing U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents to subject individuals to lengthy internal checkpoint stops simply due to “unorthodox behavior” invites abuse.

The Texas Civil Rights Project and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild asked the high court to take up Air Force Major Richard Rynearson’s appeal of a split Fifth Circuit ruling that found that two Border Patrol agents did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they held Rynearson for 34 minutes in a 2010 stop at an internal...

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