We cannot deny that our decision today will have an impact on the ability of law enforcement to combat crime. Privacy comes at a cost.Chief Justice John Roberts • On the court’s unanimous decision to block police officers from accessing a phone without a warrant during an arrest. This is a huge win on the privacy front.
[T]he almost-Orwellian technology that enables the Government to store and analyze the phone metadata of every telephone user in the United States is unlike anything that could have been conceived in 1979. … The notion that the Government could collect similar data on hundreds of millions of people and retain that data for a five-year period, updating it with new data every day in perpetuity, was at best, in 1979, the stuff of science fiction.U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, in his decision on the NSA’s wiretapping, citing a 1979 Supreme Court case, Smith v. Maryland, cited as a key case for allowing for the tracking of phone-service metadata.
Pope Francis, the pope for people who don’t like popes, argues in a new document that unbridled capitalism is a misdeed on the world, which should lead to a few turns at confession for the banking industry.
Speaking of religion, the Supreme Court is going to hear an Obamacare challenge regarding its birth control requirements for businesses who don’t wanna offer them for religious reason.
Not leaving jail anytime soon? O.J. Simpson.
Apparently, animals were harmed.