High Court Grills US Over Legality Of GPS Tracking

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 6:40 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court probed a government lawyer Tuesday over whether GPS tracking of suspected criminals' vehicles without a warrant violates the Fourth Amendment and raises the specter of a “1984” scenario in which citizens are tracked 24 hours a day.

Several justices grilled U.S. Department of Justice lawyer Michael Dreeben on the constitutional implications of law enforcement's practice of using GPS technology to track vehicles without a warrant. Dreeben is representing the U.S. in its fight to overturn an appeals court's decision finding warrantless tracking...
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