Supreme Court Will Hear GPS Tracking Case

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The United States Supreme Court will decide whether the government must obtain a warrant to install a GPS tracking device on suspects’ vehicles. The case should prove to be momentous as far as the Fourth Amendment and technology are concerned.

The case is called United States v. Jones. In this case the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturned the conviction of a suspect whose movements were tracked over the course of several weeks through the use of a GPS device covertly installed on his car.

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