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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Supreme Court: Police Need a Search Warrant To Implant GPS Device

The Supreme Court ruled today that the government cannot install a GPS device on your vehicle to track your whereabouts unless it has obtained a warrant first. In a unanimous decision, the court sided with Washington D.C. area resident and suspected drug trafficker Antoine Jones, after police tracked him for a month and used that evidence to arrest him. He was eventually convicted and sentenced to life in prison for drug conspiracy. Using the GPS, the court said, encroached on …

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