Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, June 22, 2018

Go Get a Warrant, Barn'.

The Supreme Court [today] said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual's location through cell phone records over an extended period of time.

The ruling is a major victory for advocates of increased privacy rights who argued more protections were needed when it comes to the government obtaining information from a third party such as a cell phone company.
More later, of course, as this just broke.

To the pro-police state folks, a Full Lewandowski:

2 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I am disappointed in the vote breakdown, but cheered by the end result.

CenterPuke88 said...

IDK, Kennedy’s dissent seems like a pretty good point, in some parts, even if somewhat unpalteable. Alito and Thomas are as off the rails as always, but Gorsuch’s dissent suggests he is a sixth vote in the future to reshape this debate on similar records and data. I find SCOTUSBLOG as an invaluable reference to understand the esoteric nuances often on exhibit in Supreme Court rulings. The narrowness of the ruling suggests considerable unpheval in he near future on Fourth Amendment rights, as more and more related questions trick through the courts.