Government asks Supreme Court to rule on warrantless GPS tracking

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Friday asked [cert. petition, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to determine whether police need warrants to track a suspect’s movement using global position systems (GPS) technology. The government is appealing last year’s lower court decision that prohibits the use of warrantless GPS technology [JURIST report]. In that decision, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled that prolonged use of GPS to monitor suspects’ vehicles violates the…

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