Supreme Court Boosts Privacy Rights in Hotel Case

A sharply-divided Supreme Court boosted privacy rights Monday by striking down as unconstitutional a Los Angeles city ordinance requiring hotel operators to show a list of registered guests to the police on demand.

In a 5-4 decision, the court held that the guest-registry law violated the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches because the legislation gave hotel managers no chance to seek a ruling from a judge or magistrate before complying with a police request.

You can read the details at http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/hotel-guest-list-privacy-supreme-court-ruling-119280.html.

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