Supreme Court Considers GPS Tracking Case Today
United States v. Jones
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1259 D.C. Cir. Nov 8, 2011
Issue: (1) Whether the warrantless use of a tracking device on respondent’s vehicle to monitor its movements on public streets violated the Fourth Amendment; and (2) whether the government violated respondent’s Fourth Amendment rights by installing the GPS tracking device on his vehicle without a valid warrant and without his consent.
Plain English Issue: Whether the Constitution allows police to put a tracking device on a car without either a warrant or the owner’s permission; and whether the Constitution is violated when police use the tracking device to keep track of the car’s whereabouts.
For links to SCOTUS coverage of this case, as well as other materials, visit United States v. Jones : SCOTUSblog.
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