Jun 182014
 June 18, 2014  Posted by  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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