GPS Monitoring Device Leads the Supreme Court to a Crossroads in Privacy Law

Shaun B. Spencer

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The case of United  States  v.  Jones led the United States Supreme Court to a crossroads in its Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. The Jones Court had to decide whether law enforcement’s use of a GPS device to monitor a suspect’s vehicle around the clock for a month constituted a “search” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. The case presented a potential collision between two different approaches to identifying Fourth Amendment searches.
46 New Eng. L. Rev. On Remand 45 (2012)

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