FBI Special Agent Joseph Schadler said, “court decisions have consistently upheld that there is no warrant necessary for GPS tracking of a vehicle.” but that’s not entirely true. This issue in full of legal vagaries with contradictory rulings from the Ninth Circuit Court and the DC Court of Appeals.
This week US v. Jones is being heard by the US Supreme Court which could decide this question once and for all. The Obama administration will argue that law enforcement should be able to use covert, 24-hour warrantless GPS surveillance against anyone who drives on public roads. Welcome to the land of the free.
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