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 July 13, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Brandi Buchman reports:

A Republican senator grilled U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday about why she said police need warrants to access cellular location data.

“Given a chance to explain your rationale,” said Sen. John Cornym, “especially in the wake of Orlando and elsewhere, can you?”

The Texas Republican invoked last month’s mass shooting at the gay Orlando nightclub Pulse this morning as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered Koh and two other judges whom President Barack Obama has tapped for new appointments.

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