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Judicial Orwellian snark alert!

Below excerpt is from an opinion written yesterday by U.S. magistrate judge Gregory Hollows in a GPS-related case. The plaintiff is suing the Redding, California police department and appears to want the cops' alleged recording of a bird's eye view of where he and his co-defendants were at the time of his arrest.

Excerpt: "The undersigned is familiar with GPS devices used by law enforcement insofar as he has authorized many GPS tracking requests in a criminal context, and has ordered a GPS monitor for persons on pretrial release. None, to the undersigned's knowledge, follow a person around recording a video or picture snapshot of every event in his life. Law enforcement might be quite interested in such an Orwellian "1984" device, if one existed and could be utilized."
Federal Judicial Service: U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California Appointed United States Magistrate Judge March 7, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1997-2002. Education: Muskingum College, B...
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