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Supreme Court Upholds Border Searches

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Border inspectors can disassemble and search a vehicle`s gas tank for contraband without violating constitutional rights, the Supreme Court said March 30, unanimously overruling a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision. The high court`s ruling that the government has a "paramount interest" in protecting its borders, was described as a victory for the Justice Department, which had argued in support of the searches as a way to capture drug smugglers and would-be terrorists.

Read Original at: The Washington Times

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