Attorney Didn't Show Future Injury From DHS Phone Search

By Rae Ann Varona (August 5, 2022, 4:15 PM EDT) — A Texas federal judge dismissed an immigration attorney’s lawsuit accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers of illegally seizing and searching his cellphone, saying his lawsuit could not stand since his claims were based on past events.

Adam Malik — who worked as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security officer before becoming an attorney — had claimed that CBP officers violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure when they took his phone upon his arrival at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, kept it for more than 22 days, and searched it without the required reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing or a…

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