Supreme Court’s newest justice invokes John Adams in high-profile cellphone case

The protection under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution is what is being argued in the very important case. The Justice Department is defending the practice of Law Enforcement agencies to access a person’s, any person’s, cell phone records without a warrant. In this case those records were used to determine a criminal suspects physical location at times of several robberies.

However, keep in mind what could be allowed, without a warrant, if this practice is deemed Constitutional. Cell phone records indicate where you were and are, what you purchase, who you talk or communicate with, and through coordination who you are with at what time and place.

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Source: Supreme Court’s newest justice invokes John Adams in high-profile cellphone case

It’s satisfying to know that our newest Supreme Court Justice seems interested in protecting our Rights. But until we hear the Court’s determination (probably next June) we should be fearful that our ever powerful Government is gaining even more power.

It should be understood that by having a cell phone or being on Social Media you are voluntarily forfeiting some privacy. And in the case where warrants are issued for the gathering of this information I have no problem. But the argument that getting a warrant is too burdensome for law enforcement has existed since the advent of our Republic, long before the digital-age allowed so much of our private information to be so easily accessed. It was a flawed argument then as it is now. As a people we have a Right to know our Government is not following us around, watching our every move, documenting it, and in some cases formulating criminal cases based on what would otherwise be private information.

 

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