Bloomberg BNA reports on the privacy track record of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In the United States v. Jones case, Kavanaugh determined an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights were not violated when law enforcement installed a GPS device on a suspect’s car without a warrant, an opinion the Supreme Court disagreed with. The nominee was part of a majority overturning a rule requiring drone users to register their devices with the government. If Kavanaugh is approved to join the court, his first privacy case could involve determining whether cy pres settlements are legal when class-action plaintiffs are not afforded monetary relief.
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