Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

AP reports:

The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute over police access to hotel information about guests without first getting a search warrant.

The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a lower court ruling that struck down an ordinance that requires hotel operators to open their guest registries at the demand of police.

The federal appeals court in San Francisco divided 7-4 in ruling that the ordinance violates the privacy rights of the hotels, but not their guests.

Read more on Press of Atlantic City.  The case is City of Los Angeles v. Patel, and you can find coverage on SCOTUSblog.

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