High Court Won't Hear Cellphone Tracking Challenge

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday passed up an opportunity to address whether the government can track individuals through their cellphones without a warrant, in refusing to consider a convicted drug runner's challenge to a finding that the practice does not violate the Fourth Amendment.

The high court's decision to deny convicted marijuana trafficker Melvin Skinner's December petition for writ of certiorari leaves in place the Sixth Circuit's August 14 ruling that Skinner did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the data emanating from...
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