July 18, 2018

Kavenaugh claims warrantless telecommunications spying is not banned by 4th Amendment

Activist Post - Although a Pew Research poll from 2014 found that roughly 54% of the public disapprove of warrantless surveillance, Brett Kavanaugh believes that the program “is entirely consistent with the fourth amendment.”

In a 2015 statement “concurring in the denial to rehearing en banc” in Klayman V. Obama, Kavanaugh concluded that the collection of metadata from telecommunications service providers is “not considered a search under the Fourth Amendment.”

Even if the bulk collection of telephony metadata constitutes a search, the Fourth Amendment does not bar all searches and seizures. It bars only unreasonable searches and seizures … In my view, that critical national security need outweighs the impact on privacy occasioned by this program. – Brett Kavanaugh

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