Court Says LA Police Warrantless Access Of Hotel Records Is 'Unconstitutional'
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January 6, 2014

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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