US V. Jones: Unanimous Ruling, Disagreeing Justices

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 1:13 PM EST) -- In a narrowly drawn majority opinion, the United States Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Antoine Jones that the government’s attachment of a GPS-tracking device to a vehicle, and the subsequent monitoring of the movements of that vehicle on public streets, constitutes a search.

Because the government conceded in the case that it did not comply with the warrant that it had obtained, and argued on appeal only that a warrant was not required to engage in the installation and tracking, Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion...
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