NJ Court Finds No Reason For Warrantless Phone Tracking

Law360, New York (February 7, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Appellate Division on Friday found no emergency circumstances allowing for the warrantless retrieval of cellphone location data in a criminal case that previously spawned a landmark privacy decision from the state's high court.

The case of admitted burglar Thomas Earls returned to the appeals court after the New Jersey Supreme Court in July ruled that citizens have a constitutional right of privacy of their cellphone location information that blocks authorities from accessing that data without a search warrant based on probable cause, unless there...
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