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    Kavanaugh ignores the 4th Amendment

    In 2015, Kavanaugh sided in favor of the NSA’s warrantless bulk collection of phone metadata, issuing strong support for the controversial practice and categorizing its collection as a “special need” that eclipses personal privacy concerns.


    In his own words:

    “The Government’s collection of telephony metadata from a third party such as a telecommunications service provider is not considered a search under the Fourth Amendment, at least under the Supreme Court’s decision in Smith v. Maryland, 442 U.S. 735 (1979).


    … Even if the bulk collection of telephony metadata constitutes a search, cf. United States v. Jones, 132 S. Ct. 945, 954-57 (2012) (Sotomayor, J., concurring), the Fourth Amendment does not bar all searches and seizures. It bars only unreasonable searches and seizures. And the Government’s metadata collection program readily qualifies as reasonable under the Supreme Court’s case law. The Fourth Amendment allows governmental searches and seizures without individualized suspicion when the Government demonstrates a sufficient “special need” – that is, a need beyond the normal need for law enforcement – that outweighs the intrusion on individual liberty. In short, the Government’s program fits comfortably within the Supreme Court precedents applying the special needs doctrine.

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    FUKKK'M!

    Don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows

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    Special needs doctrine? What's that?

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    No one will oppose him... not even Rand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    In 2015, Kavanaugh sided in favor of the NSA’s warrantless bulk collection of phone metadata, issuing strong support for the controversial practice and categorizing its collection as a “special need” that eclipses personal privacy concerns.





    He is not a Civil Libertarian, nor is he a small gov't Libertarian.

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    If the establishment had to prioritize and name the single most important issue for them that could possibly be heard in the Supreme Court, this would be it.

    It is the cornerstone of the Big Brother state.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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