Defendant In High Court GPS Case Again Escapes Conviction

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday declared a mistrial in a case against a suspected drug dealer whom the government sought to convict by using his cellphone location records after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out an earlier conviction in a landmark ruling that rejected the use of warrantless GPS tracking.

After more than seven days of deliberation, a 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision, leading U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle to declare the mistrial, according to court documents. The Justice Department, which...
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