GPS Monitoring Device Leads the Supreme Court to the Crossroads in Privacy Law
The case of United States v. Jones led the United States Supreme Court to a crossroads in its Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. The Jones Court had to decide whether law enforcement’s use of a GPS device to monitor a suspect’s vehicle around the clock for a month constituted a “search” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment. The case presented a potential collision between two different approaches to identifying Fourth Amendment searches.
Shaun B. Spencer, GPS Monitoring Device Leads the Supreme Court to the Crossroads in Privacy Law, 46 New Eng. L. Rev. on Remand 45 (2012).