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Court Says LA Police Warrantless Access Of Hotel Records Is 'Unconstitutional'

Some positive news for California fans of the Fourth Amendment!
Court Says LA Police Warrantless Access Of Hotel Records Is 'Unconstitutional'
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Via Techdirt:

There hasn't exactly been a plethora of good news Fourth Amendment-wise lately. Every positive decision that restores a little protection seems to be followed by another decision that sets the bar back to where it was.

An appeals court decided back in October that attaching a GPS device to a car should require a warrant. This followed a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that declared warrantless cellphone location tracking to be perfectly legal and not a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Two different court decisions on the NSA's Section 215 bulk phone metadata collection came to opp...

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