High court: Warrant needed to plant GPS device on suspect's car
January 23rd, 2012
10:41 AM ET

High court: Warrant needed to plant GPS device on suspect's car

The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for a drug suspect who had an electronic tracking device attached to his car by police, who did not first obtain an extended warrant.

The justices on Monday said secretly placing the device and monitoring the man's movements for several weeks constituted a government "search" and therefore the man's constitutional rights were violated.

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    i watched c-span trial on this reminds meofthe movie ENEMY OF THE STATE i would summarize there is no such thing as privacy when SMART PHONES can be tracked by police and the majority of the population isnt even aware this has the device in the phone before you buy it

    January 24, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    Turn off your gps in your phone. Easy peasy.

    January 24, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    I think the police should have to get a warren to put a vehicle tracking system on someone's car without their knowledge. I feel like it is an invasion of privacy.

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