John Wesley Hall Jr. nails it:
For a little over two weeks now, ever since the press got wind of an oral argument in the Third Circuit about a cell phone tracking information appeal by the government (see prior post: Fourth Amendment news–CA3 to hear argument on accessing cell phone location data), the blogosphere has been inundated with articles about the “Obama administration’s” [it is his Justice Department, after all] efforts to get this information in a case involving drugs. The bloggers seemed outraged at the administration making this effort to get cell phone tracking information without a showing of probable cause.
Where have all these people and this outrage been for the last four and a half years? Clearly not paying attention. This issue is not new and it started under the Bush Administration. I’ve watched this issue percolate on the Internet for two weeks, appalled, reading the blogs and all the Fourth Amendment outrage gets voiced against this administration, like it was its idea and just now. Finally, today, Libertarian Bob Barr in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at least points out that this derives from the Bush Administration. What took so long?
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