Because freedom can't protect itself
Whalen v Roe, must show compeling intrest
Thank you for doing this. In Utah a law enforcement officer does not even need a subpoena for such access. Recently an officer has been charged with using this information to steal medication from people under the guise of a 'pill check'. (http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=23707614). Utah might be a better place to start because this data has absolutely zero protections.
You clearly don't get it. It is really important that the DEA have these records. That important public policy makes it constitutional. Otherwise, someone might be using prescription drugs for recreational purposes. What are your "civil liberties" compared to the scourge of illicit drug use?
Until the Supreme Court reverses Gonzales v. Raich (2005) there is a "drug war exception" to the Constitution.
I would like to see this overturned but it will be a huge challenge.
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