No Warrant, No Tracking Cars With GPS, 3rd Circ. Rules

Law360, Chicago (October 22, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday ruled that the police can’t place a GPS tracking device on a vehicle without a warrant based on probable cause, upholding a lower court’s decision to suppress evidence against three brothers suspected in a string of pharmacy burglaries.

In a 61-page opinion, the three-judge panel found that the FBI had violated the Fourth Amendment by fixing a magnetic GPS tracker on a van owned by Harry Katzin, who was later apprehended in the van with his two brothers and a stash...
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USA v. Harry Katzin, et al


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12-2548

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Appellate - 3rd Circuit

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June 25, 2012

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