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November 2011 , Page 11 

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Civil Liberties and Defense Groups Seek to Require Warrants for Police GPS Surveillance (NACDL News)

By IvanJ. Dominguez

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In what is widely expected to be one of the most important liberty and privacy cases in decades, on November 8, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument on the questions of “whether the warrantless use of a GPS tracking device on respondent’s vehicle to monitor its movement on public streets violated the Fourth Amendment” and “whether the government violated respondent’s Fourth Amendment rights by attaching the GPS tracking device to his vehicle without a valid warrant and without his consent.” The Justice Department argues that law enforcement should have the authority, unsupervised by any court, to install and use GPS technology to monitor and store the movements, 24/7, of whomever it targets, anywhere, anytime, without a warrant.

The case is United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259. In 2005, police investigating alleged drug activity attached the GPS device, without a valid and effective warrant, and used the GPS device to record the movements of Antoine Jones around-the-c

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