Cops Needed Warrant For Pre-Carpenter GPS Tracking: Judge

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 10:11 PM EDT) -- Even before the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Carpenter decision last year, police should have been on notice that historical vehicle location data is entitled to heightened privacy protections, an Illinois federal judge ruled in refusing to uphold the warrantless collection of such information in a 2017 robbery investigation. 

After being charged along with two others in connection  with the robbery of a jewelry store in Hinsdale, Illinois, Tobias Diggs moved to suppress more than a month's worth of GPS location data that police had scooped up for a Lexus that he regularly drove and that was believed to have...

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