WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Supreme Court for the first time ruled that police attachment of a GPS device to monitor a suspect’s vehicle AND tracking the suspect was a search protected by constitutional privacy rights; and therefore, the police must first obtain a warrant.
For full article see: Supreme Court limits police use of GPS to track suspects. The Supreme Court case is United States v. Antoine Jones, No. 10-1259.
- Why Jones is still less of a pro-privacy decision than most thought by Tom Goldstein/ SCOTUSblog
- Justices Cite George Orwell as They Consider Constitutionality of Warrantless GPS Tracking – News – ABA Journal (vinhsulaw.wordpress.com)
- What the Supreme Court Really Said About GPS Trackers (blogs.wsj.com)