Jun 222018
 June 22, 2018  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

So I’ve been so excited to read what everyone’s been saying about the Supreme Court ruling in Carpenter, that I forgot to post anything here about this landmark case.

In a 5-4 opinion, with Chief Justice Roberts writing for the majority, the Supreme Court held that law enforcement generally will need a warrant if they want to obtain and cell location data records for more than 6 days. I know:  there’s some question as to why the number 6 should trigger anything, but we’ll save that for another day.

So here are some links to discussions of the opinion to get you started. The opinion itself  is embedded below the links.

First Thoughts on Carpenter v. United States (Orin Kerr)

Ten Thoughts on Today’s Blockbuster Fourth Amendment Decision – Carpenter v. United States ( LIOR STRAHILEVITZ & MATTHEW TOKSON )

Opinion analysis: Court holds that police will generally need a warrant for sustained cellphone location information (Updated) (Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog)


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