High Court Reins In Warrantless Tracking, But Narrowly

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 1:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court took a step Monday to protect privacy rights by barring the police from attaching GPS devices to suspects' vehicles without a warrant, but raised the possibility that the government may legally track them in other ways, lawyers said.

In a majority opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia and joined by four other justices, the high court found that the installation of a GPS device on a suspected drug dealer's Jeep Grand Cherokee without a current search warrant violated the Fourth Amendment's bar...
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