Sunday, November 06, 2011

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case Upcoming Oral Argument: GPS Device Plant on Motor Vehicle by Police: When is it Legal?


Professor and Dean, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky asks How Far Does the 'Reasonable Expectation of Privacy' Go? in discussing the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court November 8 oral argument in the case of U.S. vs. Jones involving the police plant of a GPS device on a motor vehicle.

This should be a great landmark case for setting Constitutional permissions and limits on the use of GPS devices by law enforcement, especially as relates to the issuance of warrants authorizing GPS device installation and tracking and the permissible scope of such tracking (e.g. the issue of public roads vs. the private garage of the tracked party).

To what degree and where if anywhere are our geographic movements a matter of our personal privacy?

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