Kagan Backs High Court Role In E-Snooping Battles

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 8:20 PM ET) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan reportedly signaled Tuesday that legal uncertainties surrounding electronic surveillance practices are ripe for resolution by the high court in coming years, even as the justices are still negotiating the role of online technology in their legal findings.

Speaking at Roger Williams University in Providence, R.I., Kagan said that the justices often struggle to understand the role that online interconnectivity plays in the lives of everyday Americans and how those electronic linkages should factor in to the court's legal determinations, according...
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