Yesterday, the Supreme Court just handed down a unanimous ruling in one of the most closely watched cases of the year. All the justices agreed on the result, but diverged significantly in reasoning. The central issue in US v. Jones was whether attaching a GPS device to a car (i.e., allowing law enforcement 24/7 access to a person’s movements), without obtaining a warrant first, violated the Fourth Amendment. What did the justices say? The ruling might surprise you….
The Supreme Court justices were decked out in their usual black robes today for U.S. vs Jones [pdf], a case involving the question of whether police need a warrant to attach a GPS tracker to someone’s car. But given their paranoia about possible technology-enabled government intrusions on privacy, it might not have been surprising if […]
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