High Court Gets Ready To Weigh Privacy Vs. Public Safety

Law360, New York (November 1, 2017, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The gunmen who stole mobile phones from a series of Radio Shacks in Detroit probably weren't strict constitutionalists.

But the facts surrounding their arrest and conviction could have a serious impact on the extent of privacy protection under the Fourth Amendment, and how police use modern surveillance techniques to gather evidence in criminal investigations.

The case in question, Carpenter v. United States, will soon be before the U.S. Supreme Court, which will weigh personal privacy against public safety. Specifically, the court will decide how much latitude...
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