Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ninth Circuit's take on GPS tracking

A Golden Gate law student posted an article about the Ninth Circuit's take on GPS tracking -- a case that gets lost in the Maynard hype.  She writes:

The Supreme Court has recognized that law enforcement’s utilization of more advanced forms of technology threatens to diminish the privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. To avoid this, courts should “take the long view, from the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment forward,” so as to protect the rights and privacy
interests of the public.  While courts cannot read the Fourth Amendment as confining law enforcement to the technology and tactics available in the eighteenth century, privacy concerns raised by fantastic technological advances oblige the Supreme Court to watch closely to safeguard fairness in the federal court system.

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