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Supreme Court Rules GPS Tracking Is a "Search," Requires a Warrant

BY Nick Judd | Monday, January 23 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled that the police must obtain a warrant before installing GPS-enabled tracking devices on the vehicles of criminal suspects. There's a good summary of the ruling over at the Washington Post. The top-line takeaway from the decision, made today, is that the Court has held that using a GPS device to track a vehicle constitutes a search in the Fourth Amendment sense of the word. Read More