Mass. High Court Backs Car Passengers' GPS Tracking Rights

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 7:58 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts' top court determined Wednesday that a passenger in a vehicle whose movements are monitored by the government under GPS tracking warrants nonetheless maintains a reasonable expectation of privacy and therefore has standing to challenge those warrants.

While the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ultimately backed the validity of the warrant allowing police officers to place a GPS device on Michael Dreslinski's car to track his and John Rousseau's movements in connection with a 2007 arson spree, it reversed a lower court's ruling that held Rousseau did...
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