State v. Johnson

Joint amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Electronic Frontier Foundation, First Amendment Lawyers Association, Center for Democracy and Technology, American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Office of the Ohio Public Defender, Seven Ohio Professors of Law.

Brief filed: 06/06/2011


State v. Johnson

Supreme Court of Ohio;


The decision of the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Twelfth District, Butler County, should be reversed. To protect both First and Fourth Amendment rights, law enforcement should be required to secure a warrant based on probable cause prior to secretly installing GPS transmitter on a person’s vehicle and undertaking such surveillance.

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Susan J. Walsh, Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Englehard, P.C., New York, NY; Norman L. Reimer, Exec. Dir., NACDL, Washington, DC; Michael W. Price, National Security Coordinator, NACDL, Washington, DC.