CA3: No REP in cell phone subscriber records

There is no reasonable expectation of privacy in cell phone subscriber information such that a warrant is required to obtain it v. a subpoena duces tecum. United States v. Brooks, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 40561 (3d Cir. Dec. 29, 2020).

Defendants obtained a juvenile court record from a county for use by counsel in litigation without a court order ostensibly in violation of the Welfare & Institutions Code. Prior case law on this being a civil rights violation was “opaque” and didn’t put them on notice. Denial of qualified immunity reversed. Nunes v. Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin (PLC), 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 40567 (9th Cir. Dec. 29, 2020).*

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