May 252012
 May 25, 2012  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Jaikumar Vijayan reports:

A federal judge in Kentucky this week upheld a lower court’s decision to throw out crucial evidence in a drug case because the evidence was gathered with the help of a GPS tracking device that was installed without a warrant on the suspect’s vehicle.

In a 19-page ruling Tuesday, Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky wrote that Robert Lee’s constitutional rights were violated when drug enforcement agents illegally tracked his car and then seized 150 pounds of marijuana from it.

Read more on Computerworld. Coverage from Associated Press can be found here. And of course, read Kim Zetter’s coverage on Threat Level.

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