Big Brother is My Co-Pilot

Ninth Circuit again. Those crazies are at it again, pushing the boundaries. For those who think privacy matters, read the dissent by Reagan appointee Judge Kozinski. Time magazine says he comes off as a raging liberal. What does it tell you when the raging liberals are now the folks who were appointed by Republican presidents? Strange times.

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The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements.

It is a dangerous decision — one that, as the dissenting judges warned, could turn America into the sort of totalitarian state imagined by George Orwell. It is particularly offensive because the judges added insult to injury with some shocking class bias: the little personal privacy that still exists, the court suggested, should belong mainly to the rich.

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