He's taking a page from the idea of the Markman hearing, used in patent cases, which is used to educate the judge as to the technology in question. (One hopes.) Markman hearings can also degenerate into two-sided sales pitches, in which both parties want the judge to believe their own unique slant on the fine points... to wit, the ones that will let them prevail.
Or, of course, he might just be exercising common sense by learning about something before opening his mouth. Wish we all could do that more often.
So it seems to have taken the election of The Great Orange One to actually get a broad LE group to coalesce around a cause, and to make a unified, positive statement about needless incarceration and community relations. Wish we could have arrived here without electing a madman.
We've been looking for a silver lining since last November, and there probably isn't one; but maybe we can fabricate one out of little scraps of foil like this.
The semantics around this are staggering... is simple concatenation of fragmented (separately stored) parts "copying"? And when "seizure" is considered a poisoned term, start using "disclosed" and avoid the fuss... I can't imagine all or even many of the terms bandied about actually have any standing in these contexts.
You'd think he could more easily generate some ink by simply bringing Verizon to court over the repeated contract violations... failure to install fiber, failure even to replace copper wiped out by Sandy, and so on...
Lucky Confidential Human Sources win a 20-minute shopping spree in the nearest Asset Forfeiture Warehouse! Whee! Strategy: look for keyfobs with Jaguar emblems... envelopes stuffed with bearer bonds... and hard drives full of Kim Dotcom's seized porn stash!
Meanwhile, in the US... "strategic distractions" initiated in the Executive branch, like, say, inauguration attendance photos or bogus voter fraud claims, prevent collective action against a neocon Congress which is quietly inverting laws and policies to suit its agenda.