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Supreme Court Upholds Warrant Requirement in Landmark Digital Privacy Ruling

On June 22, 2018, as reported by Ars Technica, the US Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 vote, comprised of the four liberal-leaning justices and Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, that the government must obtain a search warrant before Read more »

Opinion: For Sun-Times Editorial Board, No Warrant, No Surveillance, No Exceptions

This week the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board took a firm stance against warrantless surveillance against American citizens, specifically that which is tolerated under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The legislation, which is under consideration for … Read more »

Judge Restricts Justice Department’s Expansive Warrant Against Protest Site Hosts

A case that might appear to involve merely a legal technicality regarding the scope of a warrant actually here involves a major and under-reported threat to First Amendment protest rights:

A judge on the District of Columbia Superior Court has … Read more »

Justice Department Slaps Facebook with Warrants for Protesters’ Account Information

Al Jazeera reveals that the US Department of Justice, as part of its ongoing prosecution of Inauguration Day protesters, has issued search warrants for a group page and user accounts related to the Disrupt J20 campaign. The three warrants … Read more »

US Justice Department Compels Anti-Trump Protest Site to Turn Over Data on Over A Million Visitors [UPDATED]

UPDATE (8/25/17): New reports on DreamHost’s challenge to the federal search warrant targeting disruptj20.org, this time reported by The Intercept, reveal that while the Department of Justice stands by its decision to drop its order for DreamHost to submit … Read more »

New Hampshire Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Warrants for Stingrays, Poising State to Join Illinois and Others in Stricter Regulation

According to a report by the Tenth Amendment Center, the New Hampshire House has just passed a bill which would closely regulate the deployment of stingray surveillance devices in the state, most notably by requiring law enforcement to obtain … Read more »

ICE Confirmed to Use Stingrays for Making Deportation Arrests

According to a new piece in The Intercept, at least one instance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement utilizing a cell-site simulator as part of a deportation arrest has been confirmed. The cell-site simulator, an invasive cell phone surveillance device more … Read more »

Senate and House Legislators Introduce Bill Mandating Warrants for Device Searches by Border Agents

Following a statement announcing his intention to pursue legislation to close a glaring loophole in Fourth Amendment protections during border crossings, Senator Ron Wyden has formally introduced legislation aimed at more tightly regulating searches of electronics conducted by CBP agents and other border … Read more »

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