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Warrantless Cell Tracking OK, Feds Tell High Court

Law360, Washington (October 19, 2015, 10:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government has asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear the appeal of a convicted armed robber who claimed police violated his Fourth Amendment rights by using cellphone records to track his location, saying the Florida man lacked rights related to third-party records.

Law enforcement and federal prosecutors did not err by using records from Quartavious Davis’ cellphone provider, MetroPCS, to secure his conviction on seven armed robbery charges, even though the government gained only a court order — not a warrant — to obtain...
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