US Pushes 9th Circ. To Allow GPS Tracking Despite Jones

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 10:17 PM EDT) -- The federal government urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to uphold its right to track suspects’ vehicles using GPS technology without a warrant, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the surveillance technique.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly A. Zusman told a three-judge panel that the high court’s January decision in U.S. v. Jones should not apply to the case against Juan Pineda-Moreno because the officers had reasonable suspicion to use the tracking method and acted in good faith by following Ninth Circuit precedent on...
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