Maine Poised To Require Warrants For Cellphone Tracking

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Legislation that would bar police from obtaining the location information for cellphones and other electronic devices without a valid warrant sailed through the Maine House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting the stage for the state to enact the first law in the nation to require warrants for cellphone tracking.

The bill cleared Maine's lower chamber with broad bipartisan support in a 133-28 vote, following its passage in the state Senate last week. The legislation now returns to the Senate for enactment.

Under the proposed law, L.D....
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