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Kavanaugh's Privacy Views Could Boost Gov't Access To Data

Law360 (July 10, 2018, 10:19 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's record on Fourth Amendment issues suggests that he might side with law enforcement in a slew of emerging privacy disputes left unresolved by the high court's Carpenter ruling in June — including whether the government needs a warrant to get at troves of user data held by tech giants.

President Donald Trump tapped Kavanaugh, a D.C. Circuit judge, late Monday to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement last month after three decades on the high court bench. During that time, Justice Kennedy built a reputation for regularly siding with the government in disputes...

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