Woohoo! It was a close call, but in a 5-4 vote, the D.C. Circuit denied the DOJ’s request for an en banc review of the decision to overturn Antoine Jones’ life sentence in a case where law enforcement had used GPS surveillance on Jones for 4 weeks without a warrant. Jones’ case had been consolidated with the case of Lawrence Maynard. Both cases have been covered on this blog previously.
Obviously, this is not the end of this case. It’s just a question of when it gets before the Supreme Court and what the Supreme Court will rule. Given this particular Supreme Court, I’m not holding my breath.
I expect we’ll see more coverage of this decision in the days to come.