Dec 282010
 
 December 28, 2010  Court, Surveillance

Sean O’Sullivan reports:

In what may set a Delaware precedent, a Superior Court judge has gutted a criminal case against a Newark man who was pulled over with 10 pounds of marijuana because police used a GPS tracking device without a warrant to follow him for nearly a month.

In court papers, Deputy Attorney General Brian Robertson argued that information from a global positioning device that police attached to the car of Michael D. Holden was only a part of a larger “multifaceted” case against the 28-year-old by officers with the interagency Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force.

Read more on DelawareOnline.

Is it just my impression, or am I now seeing more such decisions excluding evidence based on warrantless GPS surveillance?  It’s certainly a welcome ruling.