What to know about the lawsuit over the photos used in the Supreme Court photo op
Orlando — A group of former Florida state troopers has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the nation’s highest court of violating its constitutional duty to protect the privacy of the people.
The group, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, has alleged the Constitution was violated when the Supreme Supreme Court of the United States held photos from the Supreme War Memorial in Washington, D.C. in April 2016 and May 2017 were not private.
The photos of the National Mall were taken on April 14, 2016 and April 25, 2017.
They were published by the Washington Post, CNN and MSNBC.
The lawsuit alleges the photos were used to promote President Donald Trump’s inauguration and are therefore subject to federal privacy laws.
The ACLU said in its lawsuit filed Monday that the photographs violated the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures and the Fifth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
The case is set to be heard by U.S. District Judge John A. Curran in Orlando.