2nd Circ. Upholds GPS Tracking Under Good-Faith Exception

Law360, Los Angeles (December 13, 2013, 8:28 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit on Friday upheld the convictions of three men found guilty on multiple charges in a cocaine and heroin distribution conspiracy, holding that the evidence from government’s warrantless placement of a global positioning system device on a defendant’s vehicle shouldn’t be suppressed.

Steven Aguiar, William Murray and Corey Whitcomb each challenged their convictions in a Vermont federal court, saying the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s GPS placement constituted a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. The three-judge appellate panel affirmed the judgments of...
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