by Jason Koebler, US News & World Report, Feb 5, 2012
The Virginia General Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that will put a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by state and local law enforcement. If signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell, Virginia will become the first state in the U.S. to enact drone regulations. Virginia House Bill 2012 easily passed Monday by a vote of 83-16 and its companion, Senate Bill 1331, passed Tuesday by a vote of 36-2.
For full text of the article, visit Virginia Becomes First State to Pass Drone Regulations – US News and World Report.
Thank you to Anna Solmovic for passing this along:
A Virginia state court held that the warrantless use of a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s work van did not invalidate subsequent visual surveillance by police officers.
For a copy of the court opinion in Foltz v. Virginia, visit: http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opncavwp/0521094.pdf
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