Supremes considering how much government can watch you

November 10, 2011 @

A government attorney has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court that there should be no limits at all on police agencies attaching a GPS unit to someone’s vehicle and monitoring their movements.

The arguments came this week as the Obama administration sought to overturn an appeals court decision that found such activity violated the 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.

Further, such freedom for police agencies is needed so that investigators can develop “probable cause” with which they can seek search warrants and the like from judges, according to the arguments.

The case involves defendant Antoine Jones, who was convicted in 2008 for possessing and planning to distribute more than 100 pounds of cocaine after officers in the District of Columbia attached a GPS device to his Jeep and watched his travels for five weeks.

Jones argued the actions were a warrantless surveillance and violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The appellate court agreed, but administration officials determined they would appeal to the high court hoping justices would affirm the much more casual interpretation of the idea of privacy.

 Read More at WND By Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily

2 Comments → “Supremes considering how much government can watch you”

  1. Ldot

    8 years ago

    Welcome to our banana republic.

  2. Rikki

    8 years ago

    At least the Supreme Court finally made a Constitutional decision about something.

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