964 Spring 2019 What’s in Your Wallet? US Land Border Search Authority
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Apr. 3
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Wes Clark
This presentation will discuss what and whom US authorities can search coming into and exiting the nation. The concepts of “actual border,” “functional equivalent” of the border, and the “extended border” will be examined, as will the extent to which electronic devices including cell phones, tablets, and laptops can be searched and retained.
Wes Clark is an attorney who retired from the federal government in 2015 with over 38 years of experience. He began his legal career as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer with the 101st Airborne Division, became a Department of Justice organized crime prosecutor, and spent the last 20 years of his career with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Office of Chief Counsel, working both international and criminal law enforcement issues.