This was a unanimous decision, which probably left Chief Justice Roberts with aching sides due to excessive laughing. And, face it, the claim that an artificial person has all the rights of a real one is laughable. This was an attempt by AT&T to do an end run around existing law by claiming that, as a person, it had the same Fourth Amendment rights as a real person, and as such, was not required to give out information under the Freedom of Information Act.Reporting from Washington — Corporations do not have a right to "personal privacy," the Supreme Court ruled unanimously, at least when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act and the release of documents held by the government.
What AT&T attempted to claim is tantamount to a commercial I saw one time, that equated a nicotine patch that was being advertised as medicine.
Sorry, AT&T. No more weasel words from you. Time for you to comply with the law, and start producing the records that the law requires you to provide.
You are not a real person, AT&T. Get used to that fact, which is only reasonable, because if you were a real person, then I should really be able to kick your ****ing ass.
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