Mark J. Fitzgibbons notes news coverage of the DEA using administrative subpoenas to access patient records, and was not happy with Hot Air’s coverage. He comments:
The Fourth Amendment applies to business records. Hot Air gets lost in a faux concept that government can get records (“papers”) to investigate (“gather information”). That’s completely contrary to the very purposes of the Fourth Amendment protecting the security of our property, privacy, and thoughts.
If “our side” doesn’t understand these basic Fourth Amendment concepts designed to protect against big-government, totalitarian police statism, we’re in trouble.
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