Today the ACLU-DC asked the D.C. Superior Court to reconsider two parts of its November 9 order: its approval for the government to conduct a "front-to-back" search of the personal Facebook accounts belonging to Legba Carrefour and Lacy MacAuley, and its denial of Carrefour and MacAuley's motion to intervene.
 
The following can be attributed to Scott Michelman, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU of the District of Columbia:
 
“We’re filing this motion because our clients’ political activities and personal information, including some of their most private and painful experiences, are still exposed to the government under the Court’s order even though these subjects are entirely unrelated to the government’s Inauguration Day case. The Fourth Amendment requires that a search be specific to what the government has probable cause to look for, not a broad fishing expedition. So if the government has probable cause to search your property for a car, they can get a warrant for your garage but not your bedroom. Here the government’s investigation into a supposed riot has nothing whatsoever to do with my clients’ medical information or private communications about experiences with sexual violence. We’re asking that the court review the government’s search protocol so that the government can’t just go rummaging through all of Lacy’s and Legba’s private communications.”
 
The motion can be found here: 

 

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