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Big Brother is Watching

The Supreme Court struggled with privacy rights in the digital age during arguments on warrantless GPS tracking. SC111108wide_Leckar

DC police investigating a nightclub owner, Antoine Jones, in a drug case put a tracking device on his car and tracked its movements every ten seconds for a month. Stephen C. Leckar, shown above, argued the case for Jones. SC111108_Breyer

Justice Breyer told the government’s lawyer, Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben, “if you win this case, then there is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States…..sounds like ‘1984.’” SC111108_Dreeben

“The court should address the so-called ‘1984’ scenarios if they come to pass, rather than using this case as a vehicle for doing so,” replied Dreeben.

Huff Post’s Mike Sacks has the full story here.

 

 

 

 

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