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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Ruling Requires Warrant for Cell Location Data

Chief Justice joins liberals to ban use of cellphone location data without warrant, in Michigan case of mobile phone thieves….--the ruling doesn’t cover Stingray, but opinions suggest this court would require warrant for Stingray collection of location data

--Trump’s cruel treatment of immigrants exposes obscene conditions in jails for kids

--in strong op-ed, immigrant advocate Sonia Nazario tells the horros of family incarceration, and details cheaper, more humane options

--Rep. Jackie Speier proposes using DNA to unite separated familes, but who will own that data?

--how long will it take Trump to attack Judge Dolly Gee, the tough Obama appointee in charge of Flores consent decree?

--PBC recommends a listen to this 2016 podcast about Japanese internment, with Richard Cahan, editor of powerful photo collection, Un-American


--despite the expected “deterrent effect” of Trump’s punitive measures, many potential immigrants still plan to try to cross the border

--Joseph Nevins explains the US role in creating the conditions in Honduras that prompt people to leave

--at his mob rally in Duluth, Trump lied every 2 minutes for an hour, mostly about immigration

--as House postponed vote on “compromise” immigration bill, Trump makes risky bet, says wait till after election

--Optics in the news: Time gets bashed for cover photo of migrant girl who wasn’t separated from her mother, and PBC modifies his comments on Melania’s fashion choices

--no surprise: NSA leaker Reality Winner will take plea deal, and The Intercept still hasn’t admitted it screwed her

--House GOP budget delivers warnings about plans to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

--House passes farm bill that expands work requirements for food stamps, or SNAP

--Trump’s trade war is already squeezing Trump voters, but do they care?

--Trump plan to reorganize and merge cabinet departments probably will die in Congress, because it would reduce turf of committees

--America’s charming national security adviser, John Bolton, is dispatched to Russia to set up meeting with Putin