Atty’s phone finder suit thrown out for lack of injury claim

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By Rae Ann Varona (August 5, 2022, 4:15 p.m. EDT) – A Texas federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit of an immigration attorney accusing U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers of illegally seized and searched his cellphone, claiming his lawsuit could not stand since his claims were based on past events.

Adam Malik – who worked as an officer in the US Department of Homeland Security before becoming a lawyer – claimed CBP officers violated his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure when they took his phone when he arrived at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, had held it for more than 22 days, and searched it without the requisite reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing or…

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