Oct 042011
 
 October 4, 2011  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Jim Harper writes:

If the government put a GPS monitor on your car and used it to track every vehicular movement of yours for four weeks, do you think that would violate your Fourth Amendment rights? The government would like to be able to do that kind of thing without getting a warrant, and the Supreme Court will soon decide whether it can.

On November 8th, the Court will hear oral argument in U.S. v. Jones. Yours truly was the lead author of Cato’s amicus brief in the case, which may have a significant effect on how Fourth Amendment law intersects with new information technologies for decades to come.

 

Read more on [email protected].  And do read their brief, which is one of the most articulate and thought-provoking analyses I have read in quite a while.

h/t, FourthAmendment.com

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