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US Supreme Court to hear warrantless GPS case

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On June 28, 2011 @ 11:13 am In Big Brother | Comments Disabled

AFP
June 28, 2011

The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether police can attach a GPS tracking device to a suspect’s vehicle without obtaining a search warrant.

The Obama administration is seeking to have the top US court overturn the ruling of a US appeals court in Washington which threw out the conviction in August of a Washington nightclub owner arrested for drug dealing.

The US Court of Appeals overturned the 2008 conviction of Antoine Jones, saying police violated his constitutional rights by tracking his movements with a satellite navigation system device affixed to his vehicle without a warrant.

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