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Is GPS Tracking Legal for Law Enforcement?


In the US vs. Pineda-Moreno decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Law enforcement agents can legally place a GPS device on an individual’s car without their knowledge and without a warrant from a judge.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, welcome Orin S. Kerr, contributing blogger to the Volokh Conspiracy and Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, to discuss the legality of GPS tracking in light of the Fourth Amendment, privacy rights, the role of technology and the possibility that this case and others like it will reach the Supreme Court.

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  • Archie Hampton

    I think it is wrong for the police to put anything on my private party with out a warrant. They could put one on me and get bored but that doesn’t make it right. It would be better to have a criminal get away than make people feel like they have to fear being watched by over zealous law enforcement. My car may be in public view when parked. I expect people to leave it alone and not bother my car, police included. This type of situation leads people to believe big brother is watching. I think it is illegal and should remain that way.