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The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion challenging a warrant allowing police to search a Facebook community page for information on a group protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to an ACLU press release. The ACLU argued in its motion that the warrant eroded both First and Fourth Amendment rights. Additionally, the warrant wasn't "particularized" as the Fourth Amendment requires, meaning that it hadn't indicated "in detail items for which the government has probable cause to search," the report states. The ACLU also argued that "when searches involve broad intrusions, such as searches of computers or online accounts like Facebook, the need for such limitations on warrants is especially great, courts have found." The challenge is scheduled to have its day in Whatcom County Superior Court on March 14.
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