""The police used inapplicable criminal laws as a basis for a
fishing expedition to determine the author of an anonymous email,"
said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Matt Zimmerman. "Now, this student
has been suspended from his job, and he is without a laptop and
other devices he needs to do his schoolwork. His private
communications and papers are in the hands of police who are
searching for evidence without just cause. Even his cell phone and
iPod were taken, clearly an overreach if the goal is tracking the
source of an email.""