Can the Supreme Court Balance Privacy, Surveillance?

In Carpenter v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court Nov. 29 will grapple with the proper “balance between surveillance and privacy in the mobile phone era.”

The case asks if law enforcement officers need a warrant to obtain potentially incriminating “cell site location information” held by third parties.

Bloomberg Law’s Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robinson discuss the decades-old cases underpinning the lower courts’ decisions rejecting a warrant requirement, and how the Supreme Court should apply 18th century ideals to modern technology.


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