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Arkansas123 October 21st, 2014 2:59pm

Should the government have the authority to search hotel records and obtain personal information about guests without a warrant?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/14 1:07 pm

No. That would violate the privacy of both the hotel and the hotel's guests.

ScrewU Gone
10/21/14 12:49 pm

I said get a warrant (as that's how it ought to be), but the privacy of your records is a civil matter between you and the hotel. It's not a violation of your 4th amendment protections for the police to ask for those records.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/21/14 4:14 pm

Right now, LAPD can force hotels to show their records even if they do not want to do so.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/21/14 11:49 am

Get a warrant. It's a rubber stamp judge anyway.

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citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/21/14 10:40 am

I'm probably always going to come down on the side of "get a warrant".

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/14 9:43 am

Where's the small government conservatives? This is something we can agree on- any search for any person should require a warrant, including the NSA wiretap a

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CTYankee!!! Connecticut
10/21/14 9:10 am

If there is reason to suspect one of those crimes listed in the blog, they should have no problem getting a warrant

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TomM
10/21/14 8:05 am

That is a lame excuse, the same could be argued with any other search.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/21/14 8:00 am

In short, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not warrantless searches of hotel records violate the Fourth Amendment's guarantee of the "right of the people to be secure . . . against unreasonable searches and seizures."