Electronic Frontier Foundation founder and Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow got arrested on an airplane last September for some illegal drugs allegedly found in his checked baggage during a security search. Barlow first discussed this situation in the media during my interview with him in the Aug./Sept. issue of Reason. Now he's giving an even more detailed account of what happened, and his legal fight to have the search suppressed (which has so far failed–his initial motion to suppress was rejected in court last week) on his blog, and other media outlets are beginning to take notice (see his blog entry for other news clips).
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