Chief Justice Roberts: "What the difference was “between email and a pager?”

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  1. rdean

    rdean Guest

    DC Dicta Blog Archive Technical difficulties at the Supreme Court

    During oral arguments today in the case City of Ontario v. Quon, which considers whether police officers had an expectation of privacy in personal (and sexually explicit) text messages sent on pagers issued to them by the city

    Justice Anthony Kennedy asked what would happen if a text message was sent to an officer at the same time he was sending one to someone else.

    Justice Antonin Scalia wrangled a bit with the idea of a service provider.
    “You mean (the text) doesn’t go right to me?” he asked.
    Then he asked whether they can be printed out in hard copy.



    Roberts is the youngest Justice at 55. These are the people who will make decisions involving modern technology?

    From the comments below the article:

    This is hilarious/tragic. It reads like an article from the Onion.

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