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Judge Sotomayor Is First Nominee With Cyberlaw Record

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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 09:56 PM

In Leventhal v. Knapek, No. 00-9306 (2d Cir. Sept. 26, 2000), a privacy case, Judge Sotomayor wrote for the Second Circuit that New York state agency officials and investigators did not violate a state employee's Fourth Amendment rights when they searched the contents of his office computer for evidence of unauthorized use of state equipment.

I hope this isn't as sinister as it sounds. To me, this says Sotomayor isn't exactly a Bill of Rights advocate. I don't guess it really matters, though: if TPTB want her in the Supreme Court, she will get in. I just hope that she can uphold the Constitution as per the job description.


posted on May, 29 2009 @ 10:14 PM
State employee (university prof.) for over 10 years here.

Unauthorized use of computers (i.e., wasting state/fed taxpayers $) by public service employees has long been a set policy at most institutions. All the employee handbooks, orientations, etc. explain this in detail to the employee.

Nothing new, and nothing too sinister at face value but I'd have to research the specific case cited further.

Nice watching out for our next S.C. Justice though
The more we know, the more we might be able to expect.

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