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 September 11, 2015  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Amul Kalia writes:

The Attorney General’s Office of New Jersey is on a crusade to dismantle the important search and seizure protections afforded to the state’s citizens. As part of the latest assault on individual rights to due process, in State v. Lunsford, the attorney general has asked the New Jersey Supreme Court to overrule its landmark decision from 1982 in State v. Hunt that requires law enforcement to acquire a warrant to obtain an individual’s telephone billing records.

EFF has signed onto an amicus brief [.pdf] that asks theSupreme Court of New Jersey to uphold the strong privacy protections the state has in place for telephone billing records. The other participants in the brief are the ACLU of New Jersey, the Brennan Center for Justice, and New Jersey’s Office of the Public Defender.

Read more on EFF.

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