"The Court’s decision in [United States vs. Antoine] Jones could have a significant impact on everyone’s privacy because most of us are carrying a tracking device everyday: our cell phone."
The ACLU, on the Supreme Court’s decision to consider whether GPS tracking without a warrant is unconstitutional. Next term, the high court will weigh a Justice Department appeal of a court ruling that threw out the life sentence of a Washington, D.C., man who was convicted of distributing cocaine. Police reportedly tracked Jones’ movements for a month using a GPS tracking device they planted on his car — something the federal appeals court in Washington ruled was a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The DOJ contends GPS tracking on public streets is critical for law-enforcement investigations.