Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lawsuit Filed Against FBI For GPS Tracking

Back in October, I wrote about the student who found an FBI tracking device on his car when he took it in for repairs.

Predictably, a lawsuit has been filed.  Whether the lawsuit is successful will ultimately depend on what the Supreme Court decides when (if?) it takes a GPS tracking case.  Courts are split.  Many have held that law enforcement does not need a warrant to place the device on vehicles.  But some courts have ruled otherwise.

Discovery in this suit could be interesting if the attorneys are able to obtain information about how widespread the practice of placing devices on cars without warrants really is.

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