Jun 182014
 
 June 18, 2014  Surveillance, U.S.

Cyrus Farivar reports that the federal government frustrated the ACLU’s efforts to obtain stingray records by seizing the records from the state:

Federal authorities frustrated the ACLU’s efforts to learn how the devices are used in Sarasota after the US Marshals Service (USMS) deputized a local police detective. The USMS then physically moved the stack of paper records hundreds of miles away.

In a four-page decision issued on Tuesday, state circuit court judge Charles Williams found that his court lacked jurisdiction over a federal agency—effectively recognizing the transfer of the stingray documents to the US government. The case was therefore dismissed.

Read more on Ars Technica.

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