Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (9) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: albaby1 Big gold star, 5000 posts Top Favorite Fools Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 446928  
Subject: Re: Proposed shield law Date: 5/16/2013 8:00 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 2
That's unnerving, albaby. That should probably be repealed also. Seems like "unreasonable search and seizure" to me.

Actually, it's not (according to the SCOTUS). Remember, when the government seeks to obtain records of the phone numbers you've called, they don't have to search your home or phone. They go to the phone company, which maintains that information for a variety of other purposes. You have no realistic expectation that information that you voluntarily turn over to the phone company by dialing a phone number is going to remain confidential or private, from a Constitutional standpoint. Once you reveal information to a third party, you no longer have any realistic expectation that it will be kept private, under the Smith analysis. So government obtaining that information is not a "search" under the 4th.

Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (9) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Foolanthropy 2014!
By working with young, first-time moms, Nurse-Family Partnership is able to truly change lives – for generations to come.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.