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Mosaic Theory: Viewing Guest Registries in the Modern Age

by David C. Lee
July 6, 2015

David Lee's article, "Mosaic Theory: Viewing Guest Registries In The Modern Age," was published in Law360 on July 6, 2015.

From the article...

"On May 5, 2015, in advance of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, I wrote the following blog post:

A Motel 6 establishment located in Warwick, Rhode Island, has unveiled a new strategy to respond to the rampant illegal activity of its guests. Given the 75 arrests over the past 14 months at that location — sex trafficking, drug busts, meth labs and shootings — Motel 6 executives have initiated a controversial policy: voluntarily providing its daily guest list to local police. What’s more, the motel does not intend to inform its guests that their names are being provided to law enforcement. The idea is that frequent visits by the police will ultimately prompt undesirables to migrate to less-surveilled locations. It is currently unknown whether Motel 6 is utilizing this approach in other locations."

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