Attaching a GPS Device to a Car Is a Fourth Amendment Search

2012-01-23T16:08:13-06:00January 23rd, 2012|Tags: , , , |

In a big loss for the federal government, the Supreme Court held today that when the government attaches a GPS device to a vehicle to monitor the vehicle's movement, the government conducts a Fourth Amendment search. Justice Scalia wrote the opinion for the Court in United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259, backed by the Chief Justice, [...]