Cellphone Location Data Isn't Private, US Says In Drug Case

Law360, New York (September 6, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Tuesday urged a Washington federal court to permit the use of cellphone location records obtained without a warrant in the retrial of its case against suspected drug dealer Antoine Jones, arguing that individuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy in this data.

In opposition to Jones' motion to suppress this cell-site data, the government — which is retrying the case after the U.S. Supreme Court in January threw out his conviction on the grounds that law enforcement's installation and monitoring of a...
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