GPS: Global People Surveillance?

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The growing use of global positioning system technology has made it much easier for police officers to track criminal suspects. However, this gives rise to a myriad legal issues. Is the use of GPS technology by the police a search? Is is a violation of the Fourth Amendment to do so without a warrant or a viable exception to the warrant requirement? Three federal courts have recently confronted this issue, and each has decided the case very differently. This is a brief synopsis of the three decisions.

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