High Court Urged To Review Feds' Surveillance Outside Home

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By Christopher Cole (November 12, 2021, 9:15 PM EST) — Privacy groups pressed the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review law enforcement’s use of warrantless video surveillance outside a home, saying a Seventh Circuit ruling deepened a split among courts over the practice.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation led an amicus group from several organizations urging the justices to grant certiorari to Travis Tuggle, an Illinois man who sued because authorities did not obtain court permission to watch his house for a year and a half using outdoor video.

EFF said the court should review whether long-term, continuous and surreptitious video recording of all activity outside a person’s home is an…

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