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Justice Kennedy's Departure Leaves Privacy Limits Up In Air

By Allison Grande (June 29, 2018, 11:04 PM EDT) -- Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy regularly sided with law enforcement in disputes over whether crime-fighting tactics spurred by advances in technology crossed Fourth Amendment privacy lines, but there's no guarantee that his successor will come down the same way, even though their political leanings are likely to be similar, attorneys say.

As President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans scramble to fill Associate Justice Kennedy's vacant seat before the Supreme Court begins its new term in October, attention has been largely focused on what Justice Kennedy's absence will mean for vital civil rights and First Amendment issues, including gay rights, affirmative action,...

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