Sep 072010
 
 September 7, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Larry O’Dell of the Associated Press reports on an unsurprising verdict:

The same GPS technology that motorists use to get directions can be used by police without a warrant to track the movements of criminal suspects on public streets, the Virginia Court of Appeals said Tuesday.

In a case that prompted warnings of Orwellian snooping by the government, the court unanimously ruled that Fairfax County Police did nothing wrong when they planted a GPS device on the bumper of a registered sex offender’s work van without obtaining a warrant.

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