House v. Napolitano
On May 13, 2011, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit in the U.S. district Court for the District of Massachusetts challenging the suspicionless search and seizure of electronics and personal data belonging to David House, a computer programmer and U.S. citizen who lives in Cambridge, Mass.
The lawsuit charges that the government targeted House solely on the basis of his lawful association with the Bradley Manning Support Network when it seized House's laptop, USB drive and camera, and proceeded to copy and possibly disseminate their contents.
The ACLU of Massachusetts sent a letter on December 21, 2010 to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement seeking the return of Mr. House's property. The government returned Mr. House's electronics on December 22, 2010.