Legislators Move to Cut Down Border Seizures of Travelers' Laptops

When does the government get your belongings without good reason? When you're re-entering the country.

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When can the government search you and seize your belongings—like laptop computers and digital cameras—without any actual evidence to show that you're, you know, a criminal? When you're trying to re-enter the country (even if you're a U.S. citizen, by the way).

As my colleague Alex Kingsbury reports, though, some members of Congress are trying to tighten the laws to protect U.S. citizens from unwarranted government intrusion. Stay tuned.