Warrantless GPS Tracking OK Pre-Jones, 11th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 2:02 PM EST) -- Applying case law overruled by the U.S. Supreme Court's Jones decision, the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday declined to suppress evidence from a GPS device installed on a vehicle, saying that police acted on a good faith belief that warrantless locational tracking does not offend the Fourth Amendment.

A unanimous panel determined that officers relied on binding precedent predating the high court's 2012 decision in U.S. v. Jones that such tracking constituted a search when they installed a GPS device on a Ford Expedition suspected to have been used...
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